PRIMARY (3-6, pre-K) LEAD TEACHER : The Montessori School of Northampton is looking for a dynamic, creative and nurturing Lead Teacher for our combined preschool/kindergarten program who is passionate about Montessori education. As Lead Teacher your responsibilities will include creating classroom materials and activities, presenting Montessori primary curriculum, supervising Assistant Teachers, effectively communicating with families and reporting to the Director. We seek teachers who can not only present Montessori curriculum but also act as ambassadors for Montessori philosophy to our families. Candidates should effectively plan and problem-solve with a team, have a sense of humor and relate warmly and effectively to others. The ability to understand and work with different learning styles is required.

Qualifications: Massachusetts EEC Lead Teacher certified. Certification from an accredited AMS Montessori Teacher Program (Primary, 3-6). Three or more years of previous lead teaching experience.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparing an environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the students
  • Maintain a clear, orderly, and attractive Montessori environment, including the care and maintenance of classroom materials
  • Provide educational plans (when necessary)
  • Observation
  • Prepare and execute parent/teacher conferences

The Montessori School of Northampton is an equal opportunity employer.  MSN is committed to selecting faculty and staff without regard to race, color, religious creed, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, genetic information, national origin or ancestry, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.  This policy applies to all personnel actions and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotion.  MSN makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities of which we are aware.

  Broad diversity is essential to fostering an inclusive climate and central to MSN’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas.  We believe that affirmative action in employment furthers these goals.  We holistically assess each candidate, giving favorable consideration to an applicant’s record of working with students with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. MSN will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others to overcome educational barriers.


Chris Scanlon, After School & Summer Program Director


Montessori School of Northampton, 51 Bates Street, Northampton, MA 01060

413-586-4538, ext. 110, 413-563-4645