Montessori Teaching Fellow


Shining Stars Montessori Academy

Program Summary

Selected applicants will spend the summer training with AMS , AMI , IMC and/or a MACTE approved teacher training program and a year in the classroom at SSMA — working on certification as a Montessori Guide. Your tuition will be paid in full by Shining Stars Montessori Academy. Upon completion of your training program, you will have the opportunity to continue to work with a Montessori trainer and become a Montessori Co- Guide/Teaching Fellow in one of our Primary or Elementary (Lower or Upper) classrooms. During this training period, you will be working alongside a certified Montessori teacher in our multi aged and multi- graded classrooms:

Grade Level(s) -: PreK3-PreK4, Kindergarten, 1-3 and/or 4-6

Time Frame: Training Program begins in June 2021 ( or as is determined by the Teacher Education Program).

About Us: Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS (SSMA) is a fully accredited Montessori public charter school. Located in Washington, DC, we are committed to our mission of “challenging each child to achieve…” and we pride ourselves on our students’ ability to achieve high results in their middle schools based on the foundations gained in grades PreK 3 -6 at SSMA.

Required Competencies & Qualifications:

Experience helping students achieve academic , developmental, social/emotional goals

Proven ability to work as a member of a diverse team of educators

Willingness to support and ‘grow’ students with exceptional needs in the inquiry-based Montessori environment and learning model

Strong interpersonal skills

Excellent written and communication, and problem solving skills

Ability to write reports, correspondence, and classroom newsletters for parents

Demonstrate the capacity for independent work, flexibility

Minimum Education Qualifications:

Must minimally possess a Bachelor’s Degree in ECE, Elementary Education and/or or related discipline and/or hold a valid teacher license in the subject and/or grade level for which you are applying

Minimum Experience (number of years), Knowledge and/or Abilities

Candidates must possess a love of children and a sense of humor -definitely required

Candidates with 1-3 prior years experience working with diverse student populations – preferred

Candidates with 1-3 years prior experience working in a private, public or public charter Montessori preferred but not required .

Experience working with diverse student populations – preferred.

Candidates who enjoy working in a diverse environment and who are themselves bilingual are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with an appreciation for Montessori principles and philosophy are encouraged to apply.

Working knowledge of Google Docs suite of applications and virtual learning and videoconferencing platforms such as Google Classroom, Zoom, Seesaw, Canvas etc.

Required Documents

Cover Letter


Optional Documents


Teaching License

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume, in one document, to and include the position title (i.e., Montessori Teaching Fellow) in the subject line.THEN

Go to the Careers page at to complete the employment application.


Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included while in training.