Primary Teacher

Full-Time Position for the 2022-23 Academic School Year

At Greensboro Montessori School, we believe our youngest students are filled with potential, with ability and capability, and with the desire to do “big work.” Rather than see them as “cute” (which is not a favorite word of ours), we choose to see our 3- through 6-year-old students as powerful and curious humans. We work hard to nurture and challenge them as they develop into their best selves. Along the way, we grow to admire our students, we laugh, and we take great pride in our work. 

Do you share this outlook and these beliefs? We are currently seeking new teammates for our 2022-23 school year. We are open to bringing on both Montessori-trained lead teachers as well as assistant teachers.

The right candidate should possess wisdom, dedication, high integrity, good judgment, ability to self-reflect as a member of the teaching staff, and the courage to grow as a teacher and learner. We seek individuals with a clear understanding of Montessori ideals, deep knowledge of the development of children, classroom management and communication skills that nurture self-discipline, order, and confidence in young students. 

Greensboro Montessori School is a 47-year-old, toddler-to-junior-high, AMS- and SAIS-accredited, 250-student independent school. Students in our four Primary classrooms span the three-year cycle from 3- to 6-years old. Each class has 22 students, one Montessori-trained lead teacher, one assistant teacher (while not required, some of our assistant teachers are also Montessori trained), and a full set of Montessori materials. We also have two additional classrooms for 3-year-olds after lunch and an after-school program with additional faculty support.

Most important to us is that our new teammate:

  • Uses respectful language and a positive guidance approach with students;
  • Can give children space to safely make and learn from their mistakes;
  • Is a team player who can flexibly share spaces and responsibilities;
  • Works with the full community of students, teachers, families and administrators, in articulating and maintaining the integrity and scope of our Montessori program;
  • Is attentive to and responsible for the myriad details involved in a school environment;
  • Finds daily joy in their work.

Education and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, elementary education or a related discipline is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • For lead teachers, AMS, AMI, or Diploma in Early Childhood (2 ½ to 6 years) or Primary (3 to 6 years) Education from a MACTE recognized or affiliate Teacher Education Program is required.
  • Experience working in a child-centered early childhood program is required.
  • Experience in a Montessori classroom environment is preferred.
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion is required.
  • Spanish speaking skills are a plus.

This is a 10-month, full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and working in our summer camp is a welcome addition that could potentially make it similar to a 12-month role. If you think you have what we’re looking for, we would love to hear from you. Please email a cover letter and résumé to Heather Goggin, human resources consultant, at ​heather.goggin@gms.org

Greensboro Montessori School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status with respect to recruitment, hiring, compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment.