Openings for 2022/23 School Year

  • Full-time lead teachers at both kindergarten (age 5) and lower elementary (ages 6-8) levels
  • Part-time: classroom assistants for all levels, part-time or full-time intervention assistants, part-time or full-time enrichment teachers, and part-time bus drivers
  • Hot lunch coordinator to work in unison with the Mountain Valley Developmental Services clients three days a week
  • Substitute teachers

Salary Information

Lead teachers begin at $38,000 annually, and Ross also pays for Montessori training when needed by an otherwise qualified applicant.

Classroom assistants begin at $17/hour with many paid benefits. Part-time bus drivers $40/hour with paid training for approximately 4 hours per day with optional hourly clearing and various facility tasks for 8 hours per week. PERA retirement benefits are included in all jobs at Ross Montessori School.

Contact our Head of School to inquire about these jobs at 970-963-7199 or sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org. Our professional staff enjoys a collegial and collaborative environment, competitive compensation based on credentials and years of experience, Colorado PERA retirement benefits, personal and professional development opportunities, and excellent health benefits. We are in the rural resort community of the Town of Carbondale on the western slope of Colorado within the Roaring Fork Valley. Carbondale is continually rated as a top place to live and work for outdoor enthusiasts. Carbondale has a diverse populace, more than 300 days of sunshine a year, spectacular views of Mt. Sopris, acres of parks and open space, a wide range of cultural activities, is forty minutes to Aspen and three hours to Denver.

Before You Apply: 

If interested in applying for a full-time teaching position, note the application requirements:

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Arts degree. Bus drivers and classroom assistants are exempted from this requirement. However, formal education and experience are considered for an official employment memorandum upon being hired.
  • Possess a genuine love of following the child and nurturing life-long learners
  • Have an AMS or AMI Montessori credential or ESSA teacher qualified status as per Colorado Department of Educationhttps://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/tii/a_hqt  or be enrolled in a Montessori program, or be willing to participate in on-site training
  • Having significant lead teaching experience in an authentic Montessori environment preferred
  • Be willing to balance the demands of providing high-quality Montessori experience in a charter school environment; authorized through the Charter School Institute.
  • Understand standards-based curriculum alignment and progress monitoring systems that ensure fidelity of program implementation
  • Have a genuine desire for collaboration
  • Commit to open, honest communication in the spirit of continuous improvement


Ross Montessori School aims to prepare compassionate life-long learners to impact the world positively.

Core Values

Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, Community


We envision a time when Ross Montessori School will be an exemplary educational institution and recognized as such worldwide. Educators from all backgrounds will observe and learn from our model, grounded in the Montessori Method. Parents will choose our school over any other with a steadfast belief in the value we create for the children, families, and communities we serve. Our children will be immersed in the joy of discovery. Programming will be enriched with art, music, and drama through all the seasons. Students will actively participate in community service projects and conservation programs. Every child will emerge as a creative and competent problem solver. We will send citizens into the world who profoundly impact their communities. They will face adversity and challenge with humility, grace, and compassion. They will inspire others to better the Earth and its inhabitants. All who know them will be better for it for generations


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About Ross Montessori School

Ross Montessori School aims to prepare compassionate life-long learners to impact the world positively.