Montessori Trained Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher


Montessori School of Lake Forest

MSLF is an authentic Montessori school seeking a Montessori trained Infant-Toddler Teacher, to lead a classroom of children ages 6 weeks to 3 years starting in August 2023.

The ideal candidate is AMI or AMS certified and will lead an Infant-Toddler classroom, partnering with 2 classroom assistants, and using the Montessori Method, will work with each child to meet their developmental needs. The ideal candidate will also be reliable, and possess a patient, positive and respectful manner toward children in their care.

Key Candidate Skills and Attributes:

– Ability to maintain confidentiality and supportive respect for colleagues, children and families (required)

– Alignment with school’s mission and values

– Passion for the Montessori pedagogy and working with young children

– Exhibit patience, organization, and leadership in the classroom

– Ability to coach/mentor classroom assistants

– Receptive to input, feedback, and ideas

– Work collaboratively and cooperatively with their teammates

– Willing and able to creatively and proactively solve problems

– Commitment to continuous professional development and growth

Qualifications include:

– Bachelor’s degree

– AMS or AMI certified at the Toddler level (0-3)

– Experience working in a Montessori classroom

– Meet the DCFS requirements for a teacher

– Good communication skills and strong work ethic

– Investment in continuous learning and development

– Ability to collaborate, multi-task and learn through observation and modeling

We are a strong school community, dedicated to Montessori principles, committed to inspiring independence, self-confidence, respect and academic excellence.

– Full-time position available for start of the 2023-2024 school year

– Competitive salary and benefits package

– Benefit eligible, including health insurance, dental insurance, 403B match after 1 year of employment, discounted tuition

– Position start date August 21, 2023

– Job Type: Full-time

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How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send cover letters and resumes to Hope Allegretti, Executive Director (