Montessori Trained Upper Elementary Teacher


Montessori School of Lake Forest

Montessori Trained Upper Elementary Teacher

MSLF is an authentic Montessori school seeking a Montessori trained Upper Elementary Teacher, to co-lead a classroom of children ages 9-12 years starting in August 2024.

The ideal candidate is AMI or AMS certified and will lead an Upper Elementary classroom, partnering with an experienced co-teacher, 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 elementary-aged children

• Exhibit patience, organization, and leadership in the classroom

• Ability to coach/mentor colleagues

• Receptive to input, feedback, and ideas

• Work collaboratively and cooperatively with their co-teacher

• 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 Elementary level (6-12)

• Experience working in a Montessori classroom

• Meet the DCFS or ISBE 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 2024-2025 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 2024

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Upper Elementary Teacher” in the subject line.