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Desert Sky Montessori Lower Elementary Guide


Bend, OR


Mid August 2024




Desert Sky Montessori (DSM) invites you to be a part of an exciting Montessori charter school in its 8th year.

We are located on a beautiful 5-acre site where we are proud to offer a fully implemented, high-quality tuition-free Montessori program. DSM currently has 7 classrooms ranging from K - 6th grade. Each classroom has a Lead Guide supported by an Assistant Teacher. Our Lower Elementary team consists of three Lower El classrooms, each with 24-27 students. Our school community is strong and if you are looking for a collaborative and enriching experience, Desert Sky Montessori could be the perfect fit!

DSM is located in the beautiful Central Oregon community of Bend. World class skiing, fishing, golf, water sports, cycling, trail running, and myriad of other recreational opportunities are all part of a quality lifestyle for Bend residents. Bend is noted as one of the best places to live for outdoor activity by Sunset Magazine, Bike Magazine, CNN, Newsweek, and Golf Magazine. Desert Sky Montessori is dedicated to providing a nurturing and inspiring environment for students and adults alike.

The sponsoring Bend-La Pine 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 preferably have a Montessori teaching certification (AMS or AMI preferred) and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. Oregon State Licensure is required. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. The compensation package includes professional development opportunities, medical insurance, paid days off, and Oregon PERS retirement fund.

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