School Co-Leader

Guide/Teacher, Other Administration,

Wild Flower NJ

Wildflower Teacher Leader Looking for Partner in Northern New Jersey

I have a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Ph.D. in Transformative Social Change, and will be starting my AMI primary training at SIMS this fall. I am looking for an experienced Montessori co-Teacher to help me start and co-lead a small-scale Wildflower Montessori Primary School that will be based in Newark, New Jersey starting in the fall of 2021. I am looking for someone who is passionate about offering a cultural immersion program to mirror the many cultures that make the city of Newark unique.

Wildflower Schools

Each Wildflower school is unique–led by the teachers who bring their training and life experience, along with a deep commitment to meeting the specific needs of their children and families. Embedded within this beautiful diversity of experiences and perspectives, there are nine principles that unite our schools.

What You Bring

A deep commitment to authentic Montessori – Your expertise will position you to be a highly effective facilitator of children’s learning and to extend the values of Montessori to include the adults within your school community.

Commitment to serving diverse communities – You are eager to increase access to Montessori to racially and socioeconomically diverse communities.

A background or interest in working in Montessori communities – You have been through a full accredited Montessori training and have an interest in working with children ages 3-6. Or, you are willing to start your Montessori training in the summer of 2020.

Entrepreneurial leadership – Your default mode is “yes.” You are flexible, open-minded, see opportunity in obstacles, and are energized by creating solutions to problems.

Generosity of spirit – You live with kindness, work gently with others, practice gratitude, and lead with love. You seek advice openly and are comfortable working in a non-hierarchical setting.

Partnership: you enjoy working with others – you are excited about collaborating with a partner who will co-lead and co-teach with you.

Willingness to work hard – You have the stamina, time, and appetite to raise yourself to the challenge of starting and leading your own school. You will not be alone, but you will be busy.


Salary and benefits are very competitive. Wildflower is open to supporting the Montessori teacher training of a partner with a background in teaching or nonprofit administration.

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey. For more information on Wildflower go to: For more information about this opportunity, please contact Deja Jones at