AMI Trained Lower Elementary Guide


Sunstone Montessori School

Sunstone Montessori School located in SE Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood is seeking a Lower Elementary Guide to join our Elementary Program beginning August 2024.

The Lower Elementary Guide will lead an established classroom with 28 students. This position works within the Elementary Program that consists of two Lower Elementary Classrooms, and one Upper Elementary classroom, a Spanish Instructor, an Elementary Educational Support Specialist, and a Program Director.  We also have one Toddler classroom and three Children’s House (Primary) classrooms at the Woodstock Campus and two Toddler classrooms and a Middle School at the Milwaukie Campus.

Work hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the school year with occasional evening and weekend commitments. This position is salaried, exempt, and benefit-eligible (medical, dental, and vision insurance, and more).

The salary range starts at $56,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Elementary Guides must have a Bachelor’s degree, an AMI Elementary Montessori Certification and Montessori Elementary classroom experience. They will ideally possess strong communication and organizational skills, embrace professional teamwork and collaboration, and bring a kind spirit to the important work of building relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. Art/music abilities, physical education/movement skills or facility with Spanish language are helpful supportive skills.

All individuals must register with Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division, Central Background Registry prior to hire.

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following documents to Caitlin Sweeney,

• A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position

• A resume detailing education, professional experience, and relevant training and certifications

• Three references, including their contact information and your connection with them