Lead Elementary Guide


Valley Forge Kinder House Montessori School

Position overview:

Valley Forge Kinder House Montessori School (https://www.vfkh.org/) is seeking a lead guide for our Elementary classroom, located at our Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA location (https://www.phillymag.com/property/phoenixville-neighborhood-guide/). This well-established class is a combined Lower & Upper Elementary environment. The guide/teacher will be a trained AMI Montessorian committed to leading these children through Cosmic Education.

The teacher is responsible for guiding the curriculum, fostering deep thinking, assisting with parent education, and partaking in all school activities. The Elementary Guide brings comfort and competencies in the  implementation of  IEP guidance and supports. The guide should possess a committed understanding and passion for authentic Montessori, as well as have the ability to work collaboratively within our community.

VFKH Montessori School:

Valley Forge Kinder House Montessori School was founded in 1977 by Susan and Edward Kelly. They were committed to offering a quality, genuine Montessori experience where the children are the focal point. Mrs. Kelly, an AMI Primary teacher herself, has dedicated herself to promoting the pedagogy and fostering the growth of not just the students of VFKH, but the parents and teachers as well. VFKH now has two campuses, one in Limerick, Pa and one in Phoenixville, Pa, offering Toddler through 6th grade Montessori environments. VFKH is proud to be a recognized AMI Montessori school where independence, respect and a love of learning have space to be fostered and flourish.

When a child joins VFKH, it is truly their family joining our community. With this perspective, the school hosts a variety of events through the year that provide parents a chance to get involved in the school, as well as further their understanding regarding Montessori. Parent involvement includes school-wide celebrations, volunteering, or sharing aspects of their culture or religion.


  • Bachelors degree
  • AMI Elementary certificate
  • At least 2 years of experience
  • Pass all state and local clearances
  • PA teacher license or the qualifications to obtain one


  • Professional in behavior, appearance and demeanor
  • Dedicated work ethic
  • Collaborative, yet independent
  • Loves to learn and grow alongside their fellow teachers and students
  • Confident and experienced in providing lessons, and understands the underlying purpose of each


Negotiable. Meets or exceeds area independent school norms.

To Apply:

Email Susan Kelly at susankelly@vfkh.org

VFKH is an equal opportunity employer.