Cody, WY; Primary and Elementary Guide Positions

Founding Teachers

We are seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial Montessori teachers to help start and lead a small-scale Montessori primary/elementary community in Cody, WY in the fall of 2019.

The school will start small - serving about 30 students. The school will be a Montessori school with certified teachers who embrace the qualities of authentic Montessori education - mixed ages, the full complement of materials for each age group, and a child-led, individualized approach within a beautiful, peaceful environment.

You will have access to financial support, and direct guidance from an experienced Montessori guide and former school owner. Relocation support may also be available for qualified candidates committed to this important work.

What Will You Do?

As a Founding Teacher you will:

  • Help develop plans, and bring the school to life with support from

    others in the community

  • Collaborate with 1-2 other teachers to develop a vision for an

    authentic Montessori primary/elementary school

  • Along with others in the community, find and prepare a school site -

    this generally involves identifying, leasing and renovating space

  • Design and create the prepared environment in alignment with authentic Montessori and local regulations

  • Along with other community members, actively market the school to recruit and enroll children and families

    What Will you Bring?

  • A deep commitment to authentic Montessori - Your expertise will position you to be a highly effective facilitator of children’s learning and to extend the values of Montessori to include the adults within your school community.

  • A background working in school aged Communities - You have deep experience working with elementary aged students, as a trained Montessorian or have interest in completing Montessori training

  • Entrepreneurial leadership - Your default mode is “yes.” You are flexible, open-minded, see opportunity in obstacles, and are energized by using creativity and resourcefulness to create solutions to problems.

  • Generosity of spirit - You live with kindness, practice gratitude and lead with love.

  • Willingness to work hard - You have the aptitude, stamina, time, and appetite to rise to the challenge of starting and leading a school. You will not be alone, but you will be busy.

  • A desire to learn and grow - You are eager to stretch beyond your current experience, to develop new skills and expertise and to more fully explore your purpose and potential.

    How we will support you:

    We will offer guided support from a seasoned Montessori guide who has opened and lead many Montessori schools, to aid in all aspects of school start-up. Financial support to pay teacher salary and for school startup expenses. We will also assist with relocation expenses.

    For more information, please email

Karey Lontz