Lower Elementary Head Teacher

Desert Sky Montessori Charter School in Bend seeks expressions of interest for a Montessori-trained Lower Elementary Head Teacher.

Download: Elementary Guide Job Description

Desert Sky Montessori (DSM) invites you to be a part of an exciting Montessori charter school in its second year offering a fully-implemented, tuition-free Montessori program. DSM is located in the beautiful Central Oregon community of Bend, just minutes from mountains, rivers, climbing cliffs, and a myriad of other recreational opportunities. Desert Sky opened its doors to 105 students in grades K through 3 and their families. The school charter is approved through to 8th grade. This year DSM is adding an Upper Elementary class and a preschool with plans to continue to grow each year. The expansion for 2018 will be confirmed in July when we will be offering this new Lower Elementary Guide contract.

Desert Sky Montessori is dedicated to providing a nurturing and inspiring environment for students and adults alike. The sponsoring Bend-LaPine School District and the Bend community are very supportive of the school. DSM received an amazing Implementation Grant of $450,000 from the Oregon Department of Education for our start up years, and the classrooms are complete with beautiful Montessori materials and furnishings.

The successful candidate will have Montessori teaching certification, preferably from AMI or AMS, and teaching experience is preferred. Oregon State Licensure, or the ability to obtain this credential or the Oregon Charter School Registry, is required. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience, and competitive with independent schools in the area. The compensation package includes professional

development opportunities, medical insurance, paid days off, and the Oregon PERS retirement fund.

Interested candidates email a cover letter and resume to:

Jodie Borgia
Head of School

Email: info@dsmontessori.org
Website: www.dsmontessori.org


After-school Care Assistant

Desert Sky Montessori is seeking an After School Enrichment Club Assistant.

Download: After School Enrichment Club Assistant

DSM is a tuition free Montessori Elementary School in Bend. We opened this year with children in kindergarten through third grade. In the coming school year, we will add a fourth grade. The hours for our after-school care assistant are 3pm – 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 2pm-6pm on Wednesday. Duties will include supporting the After-School Care leader, preparation of activities, supervision of children and clean up. Knowledge of Montessori philosophy is an advantage. The successful applicant will need to be on the Oregon Background Check Registry. The start date will be September 5th, 2018.

Interested candidates please email a cover letter and resume to:

Jodie Borgia
Head of School


Substitute Teacher

Desert Sky Montessori is currently seeking efficient, warm and friendly Substitute Teachers.

Our Substitute Teachers:
Are caring, compassionate and love what they do!
Fill in for staff members in case of illness or absence, both planned and on-call.
We seeking teachers for our Preschool as well as our Elementary school, so experience with children in either age range is an advantage.
We need teachers that are flexible as to the hours and schedule of work (scheduled and on-call).
Must be at least 18 years of age and get a criminal background check.
If you are interested in joining our team, please email:
Jodie Borgia
Head of School
Desert Sky Montessori