Lead Teacher

California Montessori Project Capitol | Sacramento, CA, United States

Posted Date 7/09/2024

About the Employer


Job Summary

We are looking for qualified educators who have a passion for educating students both in academics and in becoming a confident, productive member of society. An educator that believes that students should have flexibility of movement and learn in small groups. An educator that believes in individualized lesson plans for each student and hands-on learning. An educator that believes in small adult-to-student ratios and peer-to-peer collaborating. An educator that believes in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as a way to create positive and safe learning environments. An educator that believes social/emotional learning is an important aspect of becoming a good human. Does this sound like you? If so, please read on!

Requirements / Qualifications

CURRENT POSITIONS We currently have positions at the following campuses: * American River (in Fair Oaks) * Capitol (near Sac State) * Carmichael * Elk Grove * Shingle Springs All of our teachers hold dual credentials: a California teaching credential (with ELL authorization) and a Montessori credential. For the California teaching credential, we are looking for applicants who have their California Multiple Subject credential or who will be intern-eligible by July 1. Please note that California now has additional requirements for TK teachers. A TK teacher must have either: * 24 units of early childhood education * 1 year of experience being a preschool or TK teacher * Early Childhood permit from the CTC (or an Early Childhood Montessori credential) While we prioritize applicants who are already Montessori trained, we realize that most applicants will need Montessori training after they are hired. HOW DO I GET MONTESSORI TRAINED? Montessori training is age based, with different training for ages 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and 12-18. These trainings take between 1-2 years to complete, often taken concurrently while working as a teacher in a classroom. California Montessori Project (CMP) will pay the tuition of Montessori training for the ages/grades in a teacher's classroom. Since CMP pays for the tuition, the teacher won't receive the Montessori certificate stipend (that appears on the pay scale) until year five of working with CMP. Interested in learning more about Montessori? AMS has a short article on it here: https://amshq.org/About-Montessori/What-Is-Montessori WHAT DO I NEED IN MY APPLICATION? Be sure to also completely fill out the application and attach all of the following. Please note that failure to follow directions could lead to non-consideration.

  • Certificate Copy (copy of Montessori credential, if applicable)
  • Copy of Transcript
  • Credential Copy (please include document number)
  • Letter of Introduction (include grade and campus location preferences)
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 recent letters of reference attesting to your professional attributes)
  • Other (3 professional references, with at least one from someone in a supervisory role)
  • Resume

Comments and Other Information

California Montessori Project is a public, tuition-free, TK-8, charter school network in the Greater Sacramento Area. We have over 2,800 students at our six schools, which are authorized by the four school districts in which they geographically reside. The California Montessori Project provides a Montessori curriculum, integrated with the California state standards, to provide hands-on education in a child-focused format. Our classrooms are multi-grade, have small class sizes (averaging 24 students per class), and most have both a lead teacher and a teaching assistant. We encourage peer-to-peer collaborations, small-group learning, and independence. California Montessori Project offers an environment which has the tools, programs, resources and support to enable students to become educated to high international academic standards and to develop themselves to their fullest capacity as competent, happy, productive individuals, family members, workers, and contributors to a better society and a peaceful world.
Salary56,000.00 - 104,985.00 Annual
Montessori Credential Level
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(916) 971-2432 100

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