The 12-Acre Classroom!


2019-20 School Year

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Early Childhood Montessori Teacher

Are you an energetic, positive, patient, and joyful educator seeking to make an impact on our youngest generation of global citizens? Do you have a love of the great outdoors along with experience implementing new lessons and ideas into an early childhood Montessori classroom?  Can you bring with you a background of diverse experiences and perspectives to foster connections with our students, families, and staff?

Cedar River Montessori School, on the outskirts of Seattle, seeks an experienced Early Childhood (3-6) Teacher for the 2019-20 school year to join an awesome staff.  Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s Degree and Montessori 3-6 training from an accredited AMS, AMI, or MACTE training center.  Candidates must be organized, passionate, flexible, and respectful, with excellent communication skills and the ability to think creatively.  In addition, candidates should be excited about incorporating environmental education, hands-on science, and social and environmental justice in the classroom. Must be a team player! Duties include lesson planning for group and individual, record keeping, completing progress reports, parent-teacher meetings, classroom management, implementing the Montessori philosophy, and coordination with Montessori teachers at all levels.  Ideally will be available this spring to meet with the outgoing teacher.  Start date of June 24 in our summer program (a summer/Montessori hybrid classroom), with the main Montessori program beginning in early September.

Located on 12 acres of forested wetland and pasture, Cedar River Montessori is an AMS accredited, independent, non-profit school for students ages 3 through 14 in Renton, WA. Cedar River Montessori students follow their natural interests as they explore their world, discovering the interconnectedness of personal responsibility, environmental stewardship, and social equity. Students learn how to work independently and collaboratively, experiencing a transformative education as they grow into the next generation of engaged, global thinkers who compassionately challenge the status quo. Founded in 1981, we strive to be a diverse and inclusive community.

Cedar River Montessori values the rich cultures, traditions, and ethnicities our families come from, and we are looking for diverse applicants who represent these backgrounds. To apply, please submit resume with cover letter to Erin Karnofski, Head of School, at


We are always looking for great additions to our teacher and assistant substitute list. If you are interested, please send a cover letter outlining your Montessori experience, a resume, two references, and the DEL Employment Application form to

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of Cedar River Montessori School that no person shall be subject to discrimination because of race; color; age; religion or creed; national origin, immigration status, citizenship or ancestry; sex, including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; sexual orientation; gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, or sexual stereotypes; genetic information, including family medical history; disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status; marital status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; or any other characteristics or activities protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all school programs, practices, policies and activities including client services and employment practices.

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