Assistant Director of Student Services

Oak Farm Montessori School | Avilla, IN, United States

Posted Date 7/09/2024

Assistant Director of Student Services 

Join an innovative educational environment that supports students as creative, collaborative critical thinkers, citizens and individuals.


Oak Farm Montessori School is an infant through high school program with the mission to “provide a Montessori environment that inspires students to reach their potential through meaningful work”.


We are seeking a candidate for a full time Assistant Director of Student Services.  The Assistant Director of Student Services is responsible for assisting and supporting infant-high school teachers working with students within a Montessori educational environment. This role involves collaborating with teachers to support academic, social, and emotional needs of students, and ensuring that each student’s individual needs are met in accordance with Montessori principles and philosophy. This is a new position that has been added in response to the growth of the school. In addition to our students, teachers, and students, this person will work closely with our Director of Curriculum and Student Services.


Commended for our commitment to the Montessori philosophy, the creation of child-centered environments, and for our spirit of trust and collaboration within the entire school community, we offer an exciting, supportive work environment with professional development opportunities.


Oak Farm Montessori School (OFMS) engages teachers who reach for excellence as lifelong learners, in leadership, in emotional literacy and in the practice of citizenship; both in themselves and in their students.


The School environment blends the peace and quiet of a pastoral countryside with easy access to the offerings of a larger city. OFMS is situated on 150+ acres of partially wooded land on the edge of small town Avilla, near Fort Wayne, Indiana. We are dually accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).and the only infant through high school dual accredited Montessori School in the United States.


Candidates for this position should possess a Bachelor's degree in Special Education or a related field. Montessori certification is highly desirable. Previous experience working in a Montessori environment and/or with children of various age groups (infant through high school) is preferred along with experience working in special education or student support services. We are seeking a candidate with the following:

  • A strong understanding of Montessori philosophy and methods
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with teachers, faculty, parents, and students
  • Patience, compassion, and a genuine love for working with children
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt and respond to the individual needs of students
  • Good instincts with safety, supervision, time management and teaching responsibility
  • A lifelong learner with a drive to inspire children and be inspired. 


Please send resume and letter of interest to Allena Knepper, Human Resources Director We are currently accepting applications and interviewing candidates for the 2024-2025 school year. 


Oak Farm Montessori School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Montessori Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(260) 897-4270

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