Lead Elementary Guide


Namaste Montessori School

Namaste Montessori School is seeking a Montessori Elementary trained guide to teach in an established elementary classroom.

In this role you will be responsible for leading a mixed-age Montessori classroom of 24 children ages 6 to 12 years. You will be working in a beautiful, well equipped, Montessori classroom. You will be supported by two trained and experienced assistant teachers. The school is in a historic building with lots of natural light and beautiful woodwork. The campus has gardens, farm animals, and 12 acres of woods and open fields where the children play, explore, and learn.

The ideal candidate will possess:

• A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)

• Montessori diploma for the appropriate age group

• Experience working with children

• Passion for the Montessori philosophy; excellence communicating this philosophy to parents and community

• Genuine warmth and love for guiding children and their families

• Benevolent outlook towards solving problems and advocating for our educational viewpoint (at Namaste Montessori, we call this growth mindset “focusing on the solution, not on the problem”)

• Willingness to work and contribute as a member of a team

Namaste Montessori offers a robust community of thoughtful educators, together with competitive salaries and benefits, generous time off, tuition discounts, and excellent professional development opportunities.

Competitive salary range based on training and experience.

Applicants, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Bridgid Beames, Head of School bridgidb@namastemontesorischool.com

Namaste Montessori School 1608 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 607-272-0515