Employment

Now accepting applications for Director of School, Lower Elementary Lead Teacher (6-9), Upper Elementary Lead Teacher (9-12) and Assistant Teachers, and Substitute Teachers. See descriptions below for more details.



Director of school

Entering its fourth decade, Mountain Pathways School seeks a community-oriented leader who has the passion, experience, and skills to continue to strengthen current programs and expand into the future. MPS seeks a leader who shares its passion for Montessori education and who has the skills to create a collaborative work environment for staff, grow and diversify enrollment, attract and retain outstanding educators, nurture a strong parent community, and help ensure the vibrancy of the educational experiences of all students. To do so, the Director should have the capacity to create a shared vision for the school’s future that builds upon the school’s mission and values. The Director will also need to be the school’s financial steward by collaborating with the Board of Trustees to secure the school’s financial standing in a time of growth and change.

Required Qualifications:

  • College Degree (BA/BS) minimum

  • An understanding of and passion for Montessori philosophy

  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership, financial management, public speaking, and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a strong sense of community for students, staff, and parents

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education or relevant field of expertise

  • Demonstrated experience and success with grant writing & fundraising

  • 3+ years of Montessori teaching experience

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide compassionate leadership to the entire school community to create a strong culture that embodies MPS mission and values

  • Ensure that the school provides high-quality learning experiences for all children

  • Inspire a collaborative work environment for staff aligned with MPS mission and values

  • Coordinate high quality staff development and mentoring opportunities

  • Hire, supervise, and implement strategies to retain high quality staff

  • Work with the Board to develop and implement the school’s strategic plan

  • Work with the Assistant Director to insure the school’s financial health

  • Promote the school within the local community and coordinate outreach efforts to attract new and retain current families to insure enrollment remains vibrant

  • Ensure the school complies with all federal, state and local regulations as well as licensing and accreditation requirements

  • Work with the Assistant Director to purchase supplies

  • Oversee daily operations in partnership with the Assistant Director

  • Oversee facility and physical plant maintenance

  • Remain accessible and responsive to all constituencies - staff, parents, students, and community

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. COVER LETTER: Discuss how your skills and experiences specifically match the required qualifications and prepare you for the job responsibilities.

  2. RESUME: Include educational and professional experience, including certifications.

  3. MONTESSORI LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT: Submit a statement of your educational leadership philosophy and how it aligns with your understanding of Montessori educational values and practices.

  4. REFERENCES: Submit the names and contact information for at least three professional references who can comment on your match for this position.

  5. COPIES OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS & CERTIFICATIONS

Send all application materials to employment@mountain-pathways.org.

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher

Mountain Pathways School seeks a lead teacher for the Lower Elementary program (ages 6-9) for the 2019-2020 academic year. This individual will be responsible for providing a nurturing and stimulating environment to facilitate children’s growth, exploration and participation.

Required Qualifications:

  • College Degree (BA/BS) minimum

  • Experience working within an elementary classroom

  • A deep understanding of and passion for Montessori philosophy and pedagogy

  • Demonstrated ability to observe each individual child and assess their needs and abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students both one-on-one and in a group setting

  • Demonstrated ability to engage students in active learning and problem solving

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a strong sense of community for students, staff, and parents

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Montessori certification from an accredited Montessori teacher education program for Lower Elementary (ages 6-9)

  • At least one year experience teaching in a Montessori classroom

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide compassionate instruction and guidance to children that fosters their growth and independence

  • Create a strong, collaborative classroom culture that embodies MPS mission and values

  • Provide high-quality learning experiences for all children

  • Provide guidance to assistant teacher on lesson planning, classroom maintenance, appropriate intervention strategies, etc.

  • Coordinate with other teachers on curriculum that supports the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of children and plan lessons accordingly

  • Plan and conduct field trips to enrich in-classroom learning experiences

  • Maintain records of children’s progress and coordinate regular communication with parents

  • Maintain a clean and safe classroom environment for children

  • Observe and interpret each child’s needs

  • Supervise and manage children both inside and outside of the classroom

  • Treat all children fairly, unconditionally and with the same importance level

  • Remain accessible and responsive to all constituencies - staff, parents, students, and community

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. COVER LETTER: Discuss how your skills and experiences specifically match the required qualifications and prepare you for the job responsibilities.

  2. RESUME: Include educational and professional experience, including certifications.

  3. MONTESSORI LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT: Submit a statement of your educational leadership philosophy and how it aligns with your understanding of Montessori educational values and practices.

  4. REFERENCES: Submit the names and contact information for at least three professional references who can comment on your match for this position.

  5. COPIES OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS & CERTIFICATIONS

Send application materials to employment@mountain-pathways.org.

upper elementary lead teacher

Mountain Pathways seeks a lead teacher for the Upper Elementary program (ages 9-12) for the 2019-2020 academic year. This individual will be responsible for providing a nurturing and stimulating environment to facilitate children’s growth, exploration and participation.

Required Qualifications:

  • College Degree (BA/BS) minimum

  • Experience working within an elementary classroom

  • A deep understanding of and passion for Montessori philosophy and pedagogy

  • Demonstrated ability to observe each individual child and assess their needs and abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students both one-on-one and in a group setting

  • Demonstrated ability to engage students in active learning and problem solving

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a strong sense of community for students, staff, and parents

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Montessori certification from an accredited Montessori teacher education program for Upper Elementary (ages 9-12)

  • At least one year experience teaching in a Montessori classroom

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide compassionate instruction and guidance to children that fosters their growth and independence

  • Create a strong, collaborative classroom culture that embodies MPS mission and values

  • Provide high-quality learning experiences for all children

  • Provide guidance to assistant teacher on lesson planning, classroom maintenance, appropriate intervention strategies, etc.

  • Coordinate with other teachers on curriculum that supports the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of children and plan lessons accordingly

  • Plan and conduct field trips to enrich in-classroom learning experiences

  • Maintain records of children’s progress and coordinate regular communication with parents

  • Maintain a clean and safe classroom environment for children

  • Observe and interpret each child’s needs

  • Supervise and manage children both inside and outside of the classroom

  • Treat all children fairly, unconditionally and with the same importance level

  • Remain accessible and responsive to all constituencies - staff, parents, students, and community

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. COVER LETTER: Discuss how your skills and experiences specifically match the required qualifications and prepare you for the job responsibilities.

  2. RESUME: Include educational and professional experience, including certifications.

  3. MONTESSORI LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT: Submit a statement of your educational leadership philosophy and how it aligns with your understanding of Montessori educational values and practices.

  4. REFERENCES: Submit the names and contact information for at least three professional references who can comment on your match for this position.

  5. COPIES OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS & CERTIFICATIONS

Send application materials to employment@mountain-pathways.org



assistant teachers

Mountain Pathways School seeks assistant teachers to support the Pre-Primary (ages 18 months- 3 years), Primary (ages 3-6) and Lower Elementary (ages 6-9) programs. Assistant Teachers will be responsible for supporting the lead teacher in providing a nurturing and stimulating environment to facilitate children’s growth, exploration and participation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in the education level for which you are applying

  • An understanding of Montessori philosophy

  • Demonstrated ability to observe each individual child and assess their needs and abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and teachers

  • Demonstrated ability to engage students in active learning and problem solving

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College Degree (BA/BS)

  • At least one year of classroom or educational experience

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the lead teacher in providing compassionate instruction and guidance to children that fosters their growth and independence

  • Help create a strong, collaborative classroom culture that embodies MPS mission and values

  • Provide high-quality learning experiences for all children

  • Collaborate with lead teacher on lesson planning, classroom maintenance, appropriate intervention strategies, etc.

  • Provides guidance in the classroom in the absence of the lead teacher

  • Maintain a clean and safe classroom environment for children

  • Observe and interpret each child’s needs

  • Supervise and manage children both inside and outside of the classroom

  • Treat all children fairly, unconditionally and with the same importance level

  • Remain accessible and responsive to all constituencies - staff, parents, students, and community

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. COVER LETTER: Discuss how your skills and experiences specifically match the required qualifications and prepare you for the job responsibilities.

  2. RESUME: Include educational and professional experience, including certifications.

  3. REFERENCES: Submit the names and contact information for at least three professional references who can comment on your match for this position.

  4. COPIES OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS & CERTIFICATIONS

Send application materials to employment@mountain-pathways.org.


Substitute Teachers

Mountain Pathways is accepting applications for substitute teachers. Submit resume and letter of interest to employment@mountain-pathways.org.