Toddler 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 Toddler Community, now in its 15th year. This co-educational, independent school, with over a 60 year history, serves children 18 months through 8th grade.

The ideal candidate will have completed the AMI Montessori 0-3 teacher training, possess strong classroom management skills, and have relevant experience working with young children. The incumbent will be a highly motivated individual, knowledgeable about developmental characteristics of the 0-3 age group, and passionate about the care and development of all children. The Guide will lead a group of 12 to 14 toddlers and manage the care and maintenance of a Montessori Toddler Community environment with the aid of an assistant. The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with a team of professionals, possess a positive spirit and willingness to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect, and demonstrate excellent communication skills. Most of all, the successful candidate will demonstrate keen enthusiasm and appreciation for Ruffing’s culture, values, and mission.

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 resume, and list of three professional references to 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.