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Ross Montessori School Employment Opportunities for 2020/21 (updated 07/02/2020)

We are always looking for caring individuals to be part of our rural, resort learning community. For the 2020/21 school year, we are interested in meeting:

·      Bus Drivers (3 hours per day) $22/hour

·      Substitute teachers

Our professional staff enjoys a collegial and collaborative environment, competitive compensation based on credential and years of experience, Colorado PERA retirement benefits, personal and professional development opportunities, and excellent health benefits. We are located in the rural, resort community of the Town of Carbondale on the western slope of Colorado within the Roaring Fork Valley. Carbondale is continually rated as a top place to live and work for outdoor enthusiasts. Carbondale has a diverse and highly educated populace, more than 300 days of sunshine a year, spectacular views of Mt. Sopris, acres of parks and open space, a wide range of cultural activities, is forty minutes to Aspen, and three hours to Denver.

Part-time employees start at $15 per hour. PERA retirement benefits are also included. Part-time staff also receives pay for fall, winter, and spring breaks!

Before You Apply: If you are interested in applying for a faculty position, note application requirements

·      Minimum of Bachelor of Arts degree (bus drivers and classroom assistants exempted from this requirement)

·      Possess a true love of following the child and nurturing life-long learners

·      AMS or AMI Montessori credential, and ESSA teacher qualified status as per Colorado Department of Education  (or) be enrolled in a Montessori program,  (or) be willing to participate in on-site training

·      Significant lead teaching experience in an authentic Montessori environment preferred

·      Willingness to balance the demands of providing high-quality Montessori experience in a charter school environment; authorized through the Charter School Institute (Denver, Colorado)

·      Familiarity with charter school accountability requirements

·      Understanding of standards-based curriculum alignment and progress monitoring systems that ensure fidelity of program implementation

·      True desire for collaboration

·      Commitment to open, honest communication in the spirit of continuous improvement

Interested: Before calling, please provide a completed application found at via e-mail to Sonya Hemmen, Head of School, Ross Montessori School, Call 970-963-7199 for any questions or to request additional information.


Ross Montessori School Mission 2045

The mission of Ross Montessori School is to prepare compassionate life-long learners to have a positive impact on the world.

Core Values

Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, Community


We envision a time when Ross Montessori School will be an exemplary educational institution and recognized as such all over the world. Educators from all backgrounds will observe and learn from our model, grounded in the Montessori Method. Parents will choose our school over any other with a steadfast belief in the value we create for the children, families, and communities we serve.

Our children will be immersed in the joy of discovery. Programming will be enriched with art, music, and drama through all the seasons. Students will actively participate in community service projects and conservation programs, and every child will emerge as a creative and competent problem solver.

We will send citizens into the world who have a profound impact on their communities. They will face adversity and challenge with humility, grace, and compassion. They will inspire others to better the Earth and its inhabitants. All who know them will be better for it for generations into the future.

Ross as a place to train to become a Montessori teacher:

Why do we train teachers in residence? According to the North American Montessori Teachers Association, approximately 200 available jobs remain unfilled each year. The demand is so great that some schools even sponsor candidates to take Montessori training in exchange for a contract to teach at the school for a certain number of years. If you’re a teacher trained by a respected Montessori program, you’ll have no trouble finding a job. It’s a fairly secure career to get into as well since the demand for teachers isn’t going away any time soon. Part of our Strategic Accountability Plan accounts for this program. We are constantly looking for, recruiting, and vetting appropriate candidates into this program at Ross Montessori. 



Classroom Staff PDF Application

Classroom Staff DOC Application

Bus Driver Application