Elementary Guides (Upper & Lower) | Southern Pines

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School Name: Moore Montessori Community School

Start Date: 08/10/2021

Moore Montessori Community School (MMCS) is seeking trained Elementary Montessori Guides to open new classrooms as part of a planned school expansion as we move to our new permanent home: a historic 14-acre public school campus in downtown Southern Pines, NC.

At MMCS, we believe every child is capable of building a strong academic foundation, dynamic social-emotional skills, and a trust in his or her own abilities. The goal is to prepare our students for lives of joy and purpose in the 21st century.

Guides will lead mixed-age learning communities using the Montessori method in fully-equipped classrooms. MMCS staff includes an AMI-trained administrator, an AMI-trained instructional coach, and a highly-effective student support team.

Some of our school priorities include cultivating a love of learning among students; reflective teaching practices; supporting positive guidance; connecting children to nature; and implementing gracious community lunches and an active going-out program.

Ideal Candidate
– Believes that each child has unique human potential and gifts to offer the world
– Passionate about the value of public Montessori as a means of social justice
– Demonstrates flexibility, initiative and a growth mindset, along with willingness to contribute to our team of public Montessori educators

-Bachelor’s degree
-AMI diploma in related age group
-Previous classroom experience*
-North Carolina teaching license or willingness to complete lateral entry license process as employee of MMCS*

– Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
– Mission-driven work
– Family-friendly work environment and priority enrollment for staff children
– Professional development opportunities throughout the year
– Bottomless tea & coffee!

About Moore County, NC
-High quality of life, affordable living.
Vibrant Downtown Culture:
Campus is located in charming, walkable downtown with parks, outdoor concerts, independent movie theater, library, yoga, dance and crossfit studios. Locally-owned shops along Broad Street include: fine foods and cheese shops, bicycle shop, knitting and yarn shop, book store, ice cream parlor, outdoor store, and clothing boutiques alongside cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Local Foods, Arts & Crafts and Recreation:
The many farms around Moore County offer fresh produce at local markets. The area is home to the largest community of potters in the United States (great for going-out!). Live music abounds: weekly bluegrass sessions at the Music Barn are known state-wide. Moore County also has an abundance of recreation options, including horseback riding, hiking through old-growth longleaf pine forests, tennis and golfing.

Central Location:
The state capital of Raleigh is an hour away, as is Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The Blue Ridge Mountains are a few hours’ drive west and the beaches of NC just a few hours east.

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Katherine Rucker at .

Katherine Rucker
Head of School
Moore Montessori Community School

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (910) 636-1325


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