Nationally-Recognized Public Montessori School Seeks Primary Guide for School Year 2022/23

We are seeking dedicated and innovative Montessori guides to join our team of experienced public Montessorians. Guides’ responsibilities at MMCS include delivering high-quality lessons, assessing and supporting children’s individual needs and growth potential, and record keeping and communicating with families as required. Guides inspire a love for learning in children and create nurturing, stimulating classrooms where every child feels included. Candidates must be willing to learn from their mistakes, and welcome coaching and support.

Primary Guide Description

Primary Guide will lead mixed-age learning community using the Montessori method in fully-equipped classrooms. Guide will ensure that students are meeting North Carolina Standards within the Montessori framework. Primary guides meet weekly with Instructional Coach for ongoing support and coaching. MMCS also provides time for educators to meet in Professional Learning Communities each Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.


Bachelor’s degree
AMI/AMS diploma in related age group
Two or more years of classroom experience in public school and/or Montessori environment
North Carolina teaching license or willingness to complete North Carolina residential license

Ability to generate weekly lesson plans that align with MMCS Curriculum Map
Maintain record keeping to track student progress
Willingness to follow Child Study Protocol (a Montessori-based Response to Intervention tool) and partner with Special Education Team to implement classroom-based IEP requirements
Values service to all children, regardless of background or needs, in an inclusive and supportive setting
Ability to build meaningful relationships with students, parents, and staff

Compensation & Benefits

Salary offer is commensurate to professional experience
Generous relocation bonus
Priority enrollment for staff children
Participate in the North Carolina State Teacher Health Insurance Plan
Retirement planning with School Match Program
Paid Time Off
Bottomless tea & coffee!

Application Process

Interested applicants may send a resume to Katherine Rucker at Katherine.rucker@mooremontessori.org. After receiving your resume, we will contact you to schedule a brief introductory phone call with a school administrator to determine scheduling the formal interview process.  Final candidates will be provided travel stipend to visit school.

Moore Montessori Community School

255 S. May Street

Southern Pines, NC 28387


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About Moore Montessori Community School

At Moore Montessori Community School, our goal is to prepare students for lives of joy and purpose in the 21st century. We believe every child is capable of building strong academic foundations, dynamic social-emotional skills, and trust in their own abilities.  As a public charter school on a 12-acre campus, MMCS is able to implement an authentic Montessori education model within a public setting for our diverse students. MMCS is inspired by Dr. Angeline Lillard’s seminal study that highlights how Montessori can equalize and elevate academic and social-emotional outcomes for children from various socioeconomic backgrounds.