Montessori Trained Upper Elementary Co-Teacher

Montessori School of Lake Forest | Lake Forest, IL, United States

Posted Date 5/24/2023

Montessori Trained Upper Elementary Co-Teacher

MSLF is an authentic Montessori school seeking a Montessori trained Upper Elementary Co-Teacher, to lead a classroom of children ages 9-12 years starting in August 2023.

The ideal candidate is AMI or AMS certified and will lead an Upper Elementary classroom, partnering with an experienced co-teacher, and using the Montessori Method, will work with each child to meet their developmental needs. The ideal candidate will also be reliable, and possess a patient, positive, and respectful manner toward children in their care.

Key Candidate Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and supportive respect for colleagues, children and families (required)
  • Alignment with school’s mission and values
  • Passion for the Montessori pedagogy and working with elementary-aged children
  • Exhibit patience, organization, and leadership in the classroom
  • Ability to coach/mentor colleagues
  • Receptive to input, feedback, and ideas
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with their co-teacher
  • Willing and able to creatively and proactively solve problems
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and growth

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • AMS or AMI certified at the Elementary level (6-12)
  • Experience working in a Montessori classroom
  • Meet the DCFS or ISBE requirements for a teacher
  • Good communication skills and strong work ethic
  • Investment in continuous learning and development
  • Ability to collaborate, multi-task and learn through observation and modeling

We are a strong school community, dedicated to Montessori principles, committed to inspiring independence, self-confidence, respect, and academic excellence.

Full-time position available for start of the 2023-2024 school year

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Benefit eligible, including health insurance, dental insurance, 403B match after 1 year of employment, discounted tuition
  • Position start date August 21, 2023

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Grade levels:

  • 4th grade
  • 5th grade
  • 6th grade


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Montessori
  • Private school


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • working in a Montessori classroom: 1 year (Required)


  • Montessori Certification (Required)

Work Location: In person

Montessori Credential Level
Elementary II (9-12)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(847) 918-1000

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