Lower Elementary Guide


Ruffing Montessori School

Starts August 2021

Located just a few minutes from downtown Cleveland and University Circle in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Ruffing Montessori School seeks a bright, energetic, and collaborative full-time AMI-trained faculty member for our Lower Elementary. This co-educational, independent school, with over a 60 year history, serves children 18 months through 8th grade.

The ideal candidate will have earned an AMI Elementary Diploma (6-12 year olds), possess strong classroom management skills, and have relevant experience working with young children. The incumbent will be a highly motivated individual, knowledgeable about the care and development of all children. This position will lead a group of 25-30 children and manage the care and maintenance of a Montessori Lower Elementary environment with the aid of a classroom assistant teacher. The incumbent must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with families and colleagues. The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with a team of professionals and possess a positive spirit and willingness to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect. The successful candidate will demonstrate keen enthusiasm and appreciation for Ruffing’s culture, values, and mission. Teaching experience in a Montessori environment is required.

Ruffing Montessori School encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest, current résumé, and list of three professional references to employment@ruffingmontessori.net. Materials will be reviewed as received and interviews will follow. The School is eager to find the best person possible to fill this role and will be prepared to immediately hire the right candidate.