Position: Primary Lead

School: Garfield Montessori 


We are a small, two-room authentic Montessori Primary school located on the Historic Clayton Campus at MLK and Colorado Boulevard. We are going into our 37th year. Garfield is a "best-kept secret"... most of our enrollment comes word-of-mouth from families who love us. 

We are looking for an EXPERIENCED Montessori Primary-trained Lead Teacher who is wanting to make his/her classroom the best it can be. Work with two full time assistants and 20 lovely children (current pandemic will make this model look a little different as we get ready to reopen in June...) in this quaint little school. 

Director is Montessori-trained (Elementary) and passionate about Montessori. Our entire staff is only 8, including you! If you are positive, love children, understand 3-6 development, and have what it takes to help children unlock their true potential, we would love to talk to you! Looking for someone to start as soon as possible. We are preparing the classrooms now for a June 1 staggered reopening! 


Lead Teacher will: 

· Assume complete responsibility for the classrooms function and quality during school hours 7:15-3:15 daily. Thirty minutes of planning time offered 3 times a week during work hours; 30 minutes daily to be taken 3:15-3:45 (Total planning hours per week: 4 hours)

· Plan, supervise and implement a consistent sequenced Montessori Primary program that stimulates learning in the cognitive, emotional, social, creative and physical areas (planes) of development.

· Organize a prepared Montessori classroom, educational curriculum, and cooperates with other staff members.

· Gear educational program to the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, special talents, special needs and individual style of learning.

· Implement methods for effective training and supervision of classroom assistants with attention to developing a team approach to meeting the needs of children.

· Help children become aware of their roles as integral members of a group by modeling and guiding respectful and responsible behavior at all times

· Implement positive classroom management procedures, ensuring that staff, students and families feel your respect, support, trust and love.

· Demonstrate self-discipline for one’s own behavior and exercises courtesy as well as grace.

· Conduct ongoing evaluation procedures in order to assess the developmental levels and needs of children including reading assessment for Kindergarten students.

· Prepare written communication monthly in a timely manner to describe special activities in class to parents and staff.

· Check email daily for the purposes of initiating/answering parent emails/admin emails. Responds in a timely manner.

· Complete all child-related paperwork on a daily/weekly basis and copy for permanent file as necessary. Understands all student records are the property of GMS.

· Conduct formal Parent Conferences on the children’s development, twice a year, and communicate informally as needed/requested during the year.

· Plan and implement methods of establishing a positive relationship with parents of the children.

· Conduct Home Visits with new children entering the school.

· Work as an integral team member to ensure the smooth coordination of all classroom activities plus staff and student inter-relationships.

· Assist in explaining the program to visitors, through observations and participating in parenting (evening) events involving the school as listed on the school calendar.

· Prepare materials as needed & maintain materials inventory for the classroom.

· Understand that classroom staffing is decided on by Administration based on the needs of the entire school as whole.

· Gracefully accept all other tasks as assigned by administration

· Attend all Staff In-Service Days as planned on school calendar. (and staff meetings as scheduled.)

· Model timeliness with daily schedule, arriving on time for school, ensuring staff take breaks appropriately and when scheduled, uses planning time efficiently.

Base Qualifications:

o BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Education or ECE Teacher Qualified in Colorado.

o Professionally educated as a Montessori teacher, holding either an AMI (American Montessori International) or AMS (American Montessori Society) or other MACTE Accredited Certification for age hired.

Job Type: Full-time, salaried

Salary: Competitive, based on education and experience


o Garfield Montessori offers 10 paid holidays per year. 

o The school closes for one week of paid spring break every year and at least two weeks of paid winter break every year (including Christmas and New Year’s Day).

o Lead Teachers are eligible for 30 days of PTO in each calendar year!

o PTO will be paid based on the typical number of scheduled hours for each employee. 


o Montessori: Minimum of THREE years Lead classroom teaching preferred.

Mission: To create a nurturing, calm learning environment which allows each child to reach their full potential while learning respect for self, others, and the environment. We are committed to developing a community of lifelong learners through a traditional Montessori education.

Contact information: RESPOND TO JEFF WAXMAN @ info@garfieldmontessori.org


Toddler Teacher / Nanny

Home School

Cherry Creek North Denver, CO 80206

Position: Toddler Teacher / Nanny

Start Date:


Description: My wife and I are very passionate about Montessori methods and have been teaching our 14 month old son using our Monti Kids subscription/tools. We would now like to hire a Montessori trained nanny to take our son's learning to the next level. 
Qualifications: At least one year of completed course work.
Attention to detail.
Description of Community: A loving home which encourages learning and exploration. 

How To Apply:

Please email me, David, at Farahi.DJ@gmail.com



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