Primary Guide – NE Portland/Gresham

School Name: Columbia Gorge Montessori

School Location: Gresham, OR

Columbia Gorge Montessori is seeking a trained, AMI or AMS Primary Guide for a growing community.  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.

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

  • Take over a growing Primary classroom for children ages 3-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
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences and communication
  • Meet with directors, assistant and staff on a regular basis


  • AMI Early Childhood Credential
  • 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

This position is full-time with competitive pay, medical/dental insurance, 401K, paid vacation and sick leave.  Start as early as August; located in Gresham, OR (conveniently off of I-84) from Portland, OR.


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