Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher

Big Sky Discovery School | Big Sky, MT, United States

Posted Date 2/11/2020

Big Sky Discovery Academy

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Job: Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher

Location: Big Sky, Montana

Grades: (K) 1-3


Our ideal candidates are energetic, self-motivated teachers who are committed to academic excellence and character development within the Montessori framework.  Creativity and innovative ideas are embraced and encouraged.  Curriculum Development experience preferred. A candidate must have a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and communicate effectively with all members of the school community including families, students, and staff.  Additionally, the ideal candidate must demonstrate a willing flexibility to adapt to new ideas and a dynamic school culture.  We focus on creating a respect for self, others, and the environment as well as promoting student engagement in their learning and a growth mindset.

Experience in Nordic or alpine skiing and/or outdoor, experiential education preferred.

Must have a valid Elementary Montessori Certification or Elementary Education certification, as well as hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.  At least two years of prior elementary, multiple subject classroom teaching preferred with training in the use of Montessori materials. 

Position requires a demonstrated ability to:

  • Facilitate student learning across grade levels
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff
  • Embrace a Montessori, inquiry and project based-learning perspective
  • Target standards and rigor via lessons and assessment per grade level
  • Monitor student progress using fall, winter, and spring assessment tools and adjusting instruction accordingly for each student.

All employees are subject to a Federal criminal background check.


Plan and implement a student-centered, Montessori core subject morning work period, as well as integrated thematic program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.  Other duties as assigned by Head of School, including but not limited to outdoor excursions, field trips, and winter snow sports.

Competitive salary & benefits depending on experience.

Deadline: Until filled. 

Send a cover letter and a resume to nettie@bigskydiscoveryacademy.org

Please be prepared to provide two letters of recommendation and two professional references on request.


Credential Level
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(406) 993-2008

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