Primary Guide

School Name: Columbia Gorge Montessori

School Location: Gresham, OR

Columbia Gorge Montessori is seeking a trained Primary Guide as a substitute for an established & growing classroom.  Ideal candidates will enjoy teaching young children and be ready to take their experience to the next level.  The successful candidate will have a keen understanding of how to meet children’s needs in a Montessori classroom environment (philosophy, education and concepts), as well as an appreciation for cultivating young, independent children.  We’re looking for a dedicated professional who wants to provide children with an exemplary, early childhood education.  Position will be available as early as September 2021 and will last through November 2021.  Potential for opportunity growth can and will be considered upon completion of substitute fulfillment.


RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited) to the following:

  • Take over a growing Primary classroom for children ages 3-almost Kindergarten
  • Build relationships with children, parents and staff to strengthen community
  • Manage classroom carefully to ensure all children are learning in a safe, constructive environment
  • Prepare materials for the classroom and to continue educating children
  • Keep records and monitor children’s development
  • Meet with directors, assistant and staff on a regular basis



  • Enrolled in Oregon Central Background Registry
  • Safety set training, within 30 days of employment
  • Prior experience in a Primary (3-6 yrs) classroom is preferred
  • Flexible and team oriented
  • Has proven educational advancement (particularly language & math) for Primary children


This position is full-time (beginning mid-September 2021 or earlier) with competitive pay, medical/dental insurance, 401K, paid vacation and sick leave.  Located in beautiful Gresham, OR (conveniently off of I-84 from Portland, OR).


To be considered for an interview, please email resume and cover letter to