Current employment opportunities

21 days ago

For the 2023/24 school year, we seek the following:

·      Full-Time Lead Montessori Credentialed Teachers for Kindergarten and Middle School (Starting pay is $43,000 and varies depending on professional experience and licensure/credential)

·      Substitute teachers ($150 per day)

·      Part-time classroom assistants for lower elementary, upper elementary, and intervention support teams ($20/hour for 25 hours per week)

·      Full-time enrichment teachers such as technology, music, and storytelling

(Pay based on experience and licensure)

·      Part-time Development Director for the Mark Ross Montessori Foundation

Ross Montessori School is in Carbondale, Colorado. Carbondale is continually rated as a top place to live and work for outdoor enthusiasts. Carbondale is 40 minutes from Aspen and boasts a diverse populace, more than 300 days of sunshine a year, spectacular views of Mt. Sopris, acres of parks and open space, and a wide range of cultural activities. Ross has a collegial and collaborative charter school environment with competitive compensation based on credentials and years of experience, Colorado PERA retirement benefits, personal and professional development opportunities, and excellent medical and mental health benefits.

The mission of Ross Montessori School is to prepare compassionate life-long learners to positively impact the world. Our core values are Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, and Community.

Before calling, please provide a completed application found at via e-mail to: Sonya Hemmen, Head of School, Ross Montessori School,

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. We work with the Center for Guided Montessori Studies for online training offered in unison with our highly skilled and trained on-site teaching coach.

You'll have no trouble finding a job if you’re a teacher trained by a respected Montessori program. It’s a secure career to get into 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 for this program at Ross Montessori. 

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