Job Opening for 2022-2023

Elementary I Guide in Chicago, Illinois

Elementary I Montessori Teaching Position

Oscar Mayer Magnet School, part of the Chicago Public Schools, is accepting resumes for potential Elementary 1 position openings for the 2022-23 school year.

Candidates must  have an appreciation of the Montessori philosophy, and the willingness to implement the Montessori Curriculum within a public school setting.  Teacher will work with approx. 25 multiage students ranging from 1st – 3rd grade.  This teacher will be working both with the Montessori curriculum and the Common Core Standards, using both Montessori and teacher created materials.  This position requires time spent outside of the classroom to collaborate with their colleagues, create instructional materials, complete training, etc. A high level of organizational skills are needed to manage the multi age classroom, assess students needs, differentiate with individual work and progress monitor 25 students individually.

Oscar Mayer is a preK through 8th grade Chicago Public School, located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. We provide Montessori in the lower grades and International Baccalaureate- Middle Years program in middle school.  All grades are also part of our fine arts programming.



IL teaching certificate, proficient in balanced literacy and guided reading instruction, understanding of Common Core Standards for primary years K-4th grade in both language arts and mathematics.

Teaching position requires a Montessori E1 certificate.  Candidates interested in the position that are not certified can apply, but must be willing to attend full time training during the summer.  This position does not require Chicago residency.


Submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Mayer Employment Interest” to Karen Neary, Montessori Coordinator at  Please specify the  position and age range you are applying for in the email.


This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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