Founding Teacher Leader

Administrator/Head of School, Guide/Teacher,

Wildflower Schools Colorado

Are you a Montessori leader with an entrepreneurial drive and a thirst for social justice?

Grow a Wildflower School in Colorado as a Founding Teacher Leader

Wildflower Schools of Colorado is seeking innovative, equity-minded, entrepreneurial teachers to start and lead small-scale Montessori primary or elementary communities in Colorado. Wildflower Colorado is part of a national network of micro-schools that aim to serve racially and socioeconomically diverse communities with exceptional Montessori education.

The vision and model for the school will be yours to shape within Wildflower’s nine principles. You will have access to financial support, direct guidance from the Wildflower Schools Colorado support team, and will join a local community of fellow Montessori teacher innovators as you spend 6-12 months exploring the possibility of opening your own school in Colorado. Relocation support may also be available for qualified candidates committed to this important work.

We are currently opening Montessori schools in Colorado and are looking for experienced primary and elementary trained Montessori teacher leaders to found and lead schools.

Our Schools

Wildflower schools are very small – typically serving 25-30 students. They are committed to equity, and unite diverse communities of children, families and teachers in a shared pursuit of interconnectedness, justice and peace. Because Wildflower schools blur the boundary between homeschooling and institutional schooling and between education and the rest of life, Wildflower teacher-leaders have extraordinary autonomy to extend the prepared environment in any direction to serve the needs of families, children and educators.

What Will You Do?

Spend 6-12 months learning about Wildflower, developing plans, and bringing your school to life through our supported School Startup Journey with your co-leader

Collaborate with 1-2 other teacher-leaders to develop a vision for an authentic Montessori primary or elementary school that serves the diversity of the Denver community

With the financial and operational support of the local and national Wildflower teams, find and prepare a school site – this generally involves identifying, leasing and renovating shop front space

Design and create the prepared school environment in alignment with your vision and local early childhood regulations

Actively market your school to recruit and enroll children and families

What Will You Bring?

A deep commitment to authentic Montessori

Entrepreneurial leadership

Commitment to serving diverse and multifaceted communities

Generosity of spirit

Willingness to work hard

A desire to learn and grow

We welcome candidates fluent in Spanish who can help connect with families that we will serve.

How Do We Help?

Wildflower provides tools and resources (including access to financial support) to prospective teacher leaders to gauge their own alignment with Wildflower’s values, norms and principles, and self-assess their readiness to start and run a Wildflower school.

Interested in Learning More?

For more information please reach out to Naomi Jozovich at naomi.jozovich@wildflowerschools.org