Desert Sky Montessori (DSM) invites you to be a part of an exciting Montessori charter school heading into it’s fifth year offering a fully implemented, tuition-free Montessori program. DSM is located in the beautiful Central Oregon community of Bend, just minutes from mountains, rivers, climbing cliffs, and a myriad of other recreational opportunities. Desert Sky opened its doors in 2017 to 105 students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd. DSM now offers places for 172 children in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. The Bend-La Pine School District has approved DSM to serve children in kindergarten through 8th grade. We are hoping to be able to open the middle school and move onto one campus sometime in the next 5 years.
Desert Sky Montessori is dedicated to providing a nurturing and inspiring environment for students and adults alike. The sponsoring Bend-LaPine School District and the Bend community are very supportive of the school. DSM received an amazing Implementation Grant of $450,000 from the Oregon Department of Education for our start up years, and the classrooms are complete with beautiful Montessori materials and furnishings.
Substitute Teacher 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 School Year
Desert Sky Montessori is currently seeking efficient, warm and friendly Substitute Teachers. Our Substitute Teachers are caring, compassionate and love what they do! They fill in for staff members in case of illness or absence, both planned and on-call. Must be at least 18 years of age and pass a criminal background check.
Primary – Kindergarten / 1st Head Teacher – 2021/2022 School Year
Lower Elementary Head Teacher – 2021/2022 School Year
The successful candidate will have a Montessori teaching certification, preferably from AMI or AMS, and teaching experience is preferred. Oregon State Licensure, or the ability to obtain this credential or the Oregon Charter School Registry, is required. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience, and competitive with independent schools in the area. The compensation package includes medical insurance, paid days off, and the Oregon PERS retirement fund.
Spanish Teacher (Part time) 2021/2022 School Year
Primary Kindergarten / 1st Assistant Teacher 2021/2022 School Year
Primary Kindergarten Assistant Teacher (Temporary Fall / Winter) 2021/2022 School Year
Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher 2021/2022 School Year
Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher 2021/2022 School Year
The successful candidate will preferably have experience in a Montessori classroom. Must be at least 18 years of age and pass a criminal background check. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience, and competitive with independent schools in the area. The compensation package includes medical insurance, paid days off, and the Oregon PERS retirement fund.
To apply for any of the available positions, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .