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AMI Primary Teacher/Guide

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) District of Columbia, DC
The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) in Washington DC is actively seeking highly qualified Primary Montessori Guides. The ideal candidate has a specific interest in joining an urban public school system and working with primary age children from diverse backgrounds throughout Washington, DC. Candidate must have a strong and clear understanding of the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy in order to provide an authentic Montessori education within the public system.

All DCPS Montessori schools are officially recognized by AMI/USA with Associated/Public School Status. Recognition status is contingent on each school’s compliance with the AMI pedagogical standards and training of teachers. Candidate must hold a Primary Montessori AMI Diploma.

DCPS provides ongoing support and coaching by the Montessori Instructional Specialist and with professional development led by AMI trainers and the Instructional Specialist. DCPS teachers are eligible for competitive salaries and benefits packages. Starting salary with Bachelor’s and no prior teaching experience is $51,539 and with a Master’s begin at $54,975.

Candidate will be applying through DCPS as a teacher with a Montessori Endorsement. Praxis 1 and II along with a DC teaching license and certification are required; however, teachers are given one year to complete this process after he/she is hired.

For additional questions or to apply, please contact Grace Lee (Montessori Instructional Specialist at