School Name: Montessori School of Lake Forest

Location: Lake Forest, Illinois

Employment Type: Full-Time

Start Date: 08/19/2024

Description: Montessori Trained Upper Elementary Teacher

MSLF is an authentic Montessori school seeking a Montessori trained Upper Elementary Teacher to co-lead a classroom of children ages 9-12 years starting in August 2024.

The ideal candidate is AMI or AMS certified and will lead an Upper Elementary classroom, partnering with an experienced co-teacher, and using the Montessori Method, will work with each child to meet their developmental needs. The ideal candidate will also be reliable, and possess a patient, positive, and respectful manner toward children in their care.


Key Candidate Skills and Attributes:

– Ability to maintain confidentiality and supportive respect for colleagues, children and families (required)
– Alignment with school’s mission and values
– Passion for the Montessori pedagogy and working with elementary-aged children
– Exhibit patience, organization, and leadership in the classroom
– Ability to coach/mentor colleagues
– Receptive to input, feedback, and ideas
– Work collaboratively and cooperatively with their co-teacher
– Willing and able to creatively and proactively solve problems
– Commitment to continuous professional development and growth

Qualifications include:

– Bachelor’s degree
– AMS or AMI certified at the Elementary level (6-12) or currently in a training program
– Experience working in a Montessori classroom
– Meet the DCFS or ISBE requirements for a teacher
– Good communication skills and strong work ethic
– Investment in continuous learning and development
– Ability to collaborate, multi-task and learn through observation and modeling

We are a strong school community, dedicated to Montessori principles, committed to inspiring independence, self-confidence, respect, and academic excellence.

Full-time position available for start of the 2024-2025 school year

– Competitive salary and benefits package
– Benefit eligible, including health, dental, and vision insurance, long-term disability insurance and AD&D insurance, 403B match after one year of employment, discounted tuition
– Mentor program and paid professional development
– Generous budgets for Montessori materials, classroom supplies, and field trips

Position start date August 2024
Job Type: Full-time


– 401(k)
– 401(k) matching
– Dental insurance
– Employee discount
– Health insurance
– Life insurance
– Paid time off
– Professional development assistance
– Relocation assistance
– Retirement plan
– Vision insurance

Contact Method: Submit your resume to Executive Director, Hope Allegretti ()

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