8 May 2024

Teacher Montessori Lower Elementary Guide (1st – 3rd)

Lincoln Elementary
 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, United States

Job Description



Lincoln Elementary, a small public Montessori school in Denver, seeks a Montessori credentialed Lower Elementary guide (1st – 3rd) beginning in the 2024-25 school year. 

Who We Are

Located in Denver’s historic West Washington Park neighborhood, Lincoln Elementary is a diverse neighborhood school of 320 students ranging from preschool through sixth grade. Our community is defined by strong relationships and shared values that prioritize the highest good for our students, educators, and families. As one of only four public Montessori schools in Denver, our unique model houses both a Montessori and a Traditional program under the same administration. Our diverse and talented staff works alongside families to cultivate a nurturing environment for exploration, learning and play.

Lincoln Elementary School has recently been recognized for exceptional academic achievement and student growth, receiving:

  • The John Irwin Award for exceptional achievement over time.
  • The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for exceptional student growth
  • Exceeding Expectations on the Department of Education’s rating for academic   achievement.


Who You Are:

As a guide, you will be responsible for creating a nurturing and stimulating environment that fosters the holistic development of children aged 6 to 9 years old. The ideal candidate will: 

  • Cultivate a safe, inclusive, joyful, and enriching learning environment
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Montessori principles and methodologies
  • Utilize the Montessori curriculum to encourage independence, critical thinking, and a passion for learning, while ensuring compliance with public school growth and achievement standards
  • Contribute to ongoing efforts to enhance Lincoln’s commitment to equitable education and disciplinary practices. Lincoln has been a national leader for expanding public access to Montessori education, with our staff members regularly presenting at conferences, hosting study tours and teaching at Montessori-accredited training centers
  • Build strong connections with students, families and colleagues, encouraging open dialogue and collaboration


What You’ll Need:

  • Colorado teacher certification from the Colorado Department of Education
  • An AMS, AMI, or Diploma in Elementary I or Elementary education from a MACTE-recognized or affiliate Teacher Education Program, preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience, Montessori classroom environment     preferred
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion is required

Salary:  Click here for more information on compensation for this role. Please note: You must submit all relevant documentation via onboarding before the deadline (15 days after receiving your offer letter) for salary setting purposes. The salary range designated in this Chalkbeat listing is a required placeholder and does not reflect actual salary.

How to Apply

Interested candidates, please submit a resume and cover letter to Principal Emily Clark at or apply via the DPS job board HERE and enter Lincoln Elementary Montessori for your search criteria.

Please note: the application timeline is relatively short, so candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.  

Lincoln’s website: 

Lincoln PTA’s website:

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 8 days.