Job Opening for 2021-22

Lower Elementary Teacher in Toledo, Ohio

Lower Elementary Teacher

West Side Montessori (WSM), guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, inspires the development of individual children in a safe, supportive, culturally-diverse environment that gives them the freedom to explore, cooperate, create, and become independent learners. Founded in 1975, WSM is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves families with 300 students 13 months through 8th grade. WSM is an accredited private Montessori school in the state of Ohio.


West Side Montessori, Toledo Campus, has a full-time job opening for a Lower Elementary Teacher in a growing program joining an experienced team of Montessori teachers. It is a mixed-age classroom for children in grades 1-3. We are a well-established, highly-regarded Montessori school with:

  • Motivated, high achieving students

  • Involved, supportive parents

  • A collaborative, student-centered learning environment

  • Dedicated teacher mentors

We have an opening for a talented teacher who meets the following qualifications and can envision working in a school where graduates exude a love of learning and embrace work as the path to success.

Educational Requirements:

  • State certified for grades 1-3 in current standing

  • Montessori certification preferred or a willingness to obtain Montessori training

  • Prior classroom experience preferred

  • Knowledge of State Standards

A successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Superior content knowledge and a passion for teaching elementary age students

  • Ability to travel and supervise students on daytime trips

  • High-level organizational skills

  • Ability to individualize skills

  • Ability to take initiative, go above and beyond expectations

  • Commitment to professionally managing confidential information

  • High energy level and willingness to invest time outside of school hours

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong behavior management skills

  • Timely arrival and regular attendance

Our teachers value the following characteristics in their teammates:

  • Passion for teaching

  • Love for children and the ability to inspire them

  • Flexibility

  • Balance and self-assurance

  • Willingness to be an active team member

  • Dedication to student excellence and developing the whole child

  • A healthy sense of humor

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:  West Side Montessori, Attn:  Director of Elementary and Middle School Education, 7115 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43615 or email:

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