Alder Montessori, Portland


Primary (3-6)

Listed 28 June 2022

We are seeking qualified applicants for a Lead Primary Montessori Guide at our Alder Montessori School which provides high-quality Montessori early childhood education free of cost to low-Income children and families. Alder Montessori is co-located at Alder Elementary School, within the Reynolds School District, and serves children ages 3-6 within our two multi-age classrooms. Most of our children enter as English language learners.  A successful candidate will bring dependability, creativity, joy, positive enthusiasm, professionalism and a dedicated to equity and high-quality Montessori early childhood education.  


Experience Required: 3 or more years as lead Montessori primary guide/teacher

Education Required:  

  1. University undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study, and
  2. AMI or AMS Montessori primary teaching certification

Preference for Bilingual Applicants – Spanish and English, verbal and written

  • Knowledge of age-appropriate teaching methods, Montessori method, and individualized student assessments and education planning.  
  • Strong personal and classroom organizational skills, attention to detail and a sense of collaboration.

We seek a Montessori Guide who loves bringing a Montessori primary classroom to life, working with a collaborative approach, who is committed to equity, and genuinely enjoys people (young children and adults).

Compensation:  $50,000-$62,000 Depending on Experience. Employer paid health, dental, vision insurance. Paid vacation days (15); paid sick leave (10 days); paid holidays (9 days). 403(b) Pretax and Roth retirement plan with agency contributions.  Short term disability insurance. We care for you and our families.

To Apply: Email or mail cover letter & resume to [email protected]