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Desert Sky Montessori Primary Lead Guide (Kindergarten) long-term sub


Bend, OR


Fall 2024




We’re waiting for you!

Desert Sky Montessori (DSM), a high-quality tuition-free Montessori program in beautiful Bend, Oregon, invites you to be a part of an exciting Montessori charter school going into our 8th year. DSM currently has 7 classrooms ranging from Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Each classroom has a Lead Guide and full-time assistant.  Guides and assistants are part of a professional community here at Desert Sky that welcomes and supports autonomy, collaboration, and creativity.  Our students and families create a campus that is warm, inviting, and supportive. What are you waiting for?  Please reach out today!

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 ideal candidate will preferably have Montessori teaching certification as well as a state teaching license. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. The compensation package includes professional development opportunities, medical insurance, paid days off, and the Oregon PERS retirement fund.

Our goal is to find the best candidate for the position, and we acknowledge that that candidate may be an individual from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of a position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact us. The Lead Guide in this space well be going out on Maternity leave around October, so we are looking for someone to begin in September and stay through December.


If you find this position intriguing and would like to join our team, please send a resume and cover letter to

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