Montessori Accredited Primary Guide

School Name: The Earth Tortoise School

School Location: Portland, OR

The Earth Tortoise School is a Montessori program in the Lents neighborhood of SE Portland serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

We are looking for a Montessori Accredited Primary (3-6) Guide to join our little community.

A little bit about us:

The Earth Tortoise School opened in East Portland in 2010. Over the past 10 years, we have cultivated a beautiful community of children, teachers, and families. We work hard to cultivate supportive relationships that help everyone feel like the school is an extension of their home and family. Cultivating a love of learning about the world and a sense of self-mastery are our ultimate goals for all the children. We deeply value art, nature appreciation, and a love for humanity. The Earth Tortoise School is a bilingual community, with both an English speaking and Spanish speaking guide in each classoom.

Because our Primary program is brand new, because of the new expectations surrounding hygiene and sanitation due to the COVID 19 pandemic, because we value the experiences and input from all the Montessori affiliations, and because we want to make a Montessori education accessible to a wide variety of populations, our staff needs to be flexible, easy going, understanding and compassionate. They are organized, focused, self-driven, and efficient. A sense of humor always helps.

And, in turn, we are dedicated to supporting you in working together with the staff, developing the classroom and program, and evolving as an educator and caregiver.

  • Montessori Credential at the Primary Level required
  • 5 Years of in-classroom experience strongly preferred
  • Paid Time Off, Paid School Closures, Medical and Dental Insurance, financial supports for Professional Development, and discounted tuition are offered
  • Competitive pay is based on Education and Experience


If you are interested in learning more, please contact us with an introductory letter and resume at:

Maya Bowen

(503) 257-4783