Working at GLM

Employment Options

If you are passionate about Montessori education and interested in becoming part of the Grand Lake Montessori learning community then please consider applying for one of the job openings posted below by sending a cover letter and resume to

Grand Lake Montessori, founded in 1978, is a thriving and well respected learning community in Oakland, California, serving approximately 160 families. Our school has two toddler, five primary environments, and one 6-12 Elementary classroom on almost two acres of beautiful green space in the heart of the Grand Lake Neighborhood. We offer a warm, passionate and supportive community of teachers, all of whom are committed to the developmentally-aligned and transformative Montessori learning environment. Competitive compensation offered. Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, dental and health insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan.

GLM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Current Openings

Toddler Lead Teacher

We are currently looking for an AMI 0-3 Montessori trained teacher to lead one of our two Toddler (18-36 Months) classrooms beginning in June 2020, the start of our 20/21 school year. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree 
  • AMI Montessori Assistants to Infancy (0-3) training and certification; previous experience leading a Montessori Toddler classroom preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of Montessori theory, observation and Montessori materials
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with students, families, staff and the greater Montessori community. 
  • Ability to build a strong, warm relationship with students and families through student engagement, safety and high expectations.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with a classroom teaching team and other staff members
  • Ability to give and receive feedback, embrace mistakes, with a commitment toward continuous growth
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail

We would love to hear from you! Please send your resume to and we will be in touch with more information about our available positions.

Updated: May 12 2020

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