Minnesota Montessori Network, February 2019
Welcome to Montessori Education Week
MNMN has partnered with "Inside Montessori" producers (and Montessori Moms), Jan Selby and Vina Kay, to offer a screening of their new feature-length documentary as the final event of Montessori Ed Week in Minnesota!

INSIDE MONTESSORI (formerly known as Building the Pink Tower) is a
documentary film that reframes the national education conversation toward
creating learning environments that allow children to achieve their full potential.

The proven, developmental and child-centered practices of Montessori
education can support ALL children, regardless of background and
learning style, in having the opportunities to flourish in learning and in life.

Heights Theater
3951 Central Ave NE 
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

All proceeds will go to support the on-going mission of MN Montessori Network. Sorry, no refunds.

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance . There will be NO ticket sales at the door! Please print your receipt, or have access to your receipt, for admission to the screening.
Minnesota State Fair
Why should your school support MNMN at the State Fair?
"In 1915, Maria Montessori opened displayed a glass classroom at the San Francisco World's Fair to show the general public how miraculous a Montessori learning environment is. Each summer, we get to do the same thing--sort of-- at the Minnesota State Fair in the Education Building. 

Hundreds of people visit the Montessori booth every day of the Fair. The booth is a magnet for children and their parents. Supporting this booth (both financially and by volunteering to work in it) allows you to hear stories of the impact of the Montessori pedagogy on sometimes, generations of families. And you see in the eyes of children, how attracted to the environment they are. It is also a great professional development experience."

-Lucinda Anderson, Lake Country School
ThinkSmall published a very useful blogpost about figuring out who represents you at all levels of government in MN. MNMN recommends all Montessori Advocates interested in engaging to support early learning, education in general, teacher licensure, etc. read this article to navigate the “who’s who” for you and your school when communicating as a voter to your representatives.

Bill Tracker
More than 20 bills related to early care and education have already been introduced this session. What are they and where are they in the process? Take a look by viewing the Child Care Aware of Minnesota Bill Tracker. Check back each week during session for updates.  
Community Events
Virginia Montessori Teacher Education Center, located in Minnesota.  View Training Opportunity Here.
Career Opportunities
World Learner School
Montessori Teaching Positions
Chaska, MN
State Date: 9/1/2019 Contact by 3/1/2019
Deanna Siekmann at dsiekmann@wlschaska.org.
World Learner School of Chaska, a public Montessori charter school in Minnesota, anticipates openings for Montessori Guides for the 2019-2020 school year.WLS is proud of our excellent salary and benefits, supportive administration and a collaborative staff. Preference given to teachers with Montessori certification, MN licensure and teaching experience. Teachers in training may also be considered.WLS is located in Chaska, MN and provides an Montessori learning environment for 215 students in grades 1 – 8. Please review more information about WLS at www.wlschaska.org .
Viroqua Area Montessori School
Viroqua, WI
Viroqua Area Montessori School (VAMS) is a charter school seeking an E2 Teacher. If you’d like to receive further information about this position, please contact: Dr. Kehl Arnson, District Admnistrator Viroqua Area Montessori School karnson@viroquablackhawk.org (608) 637-1181
Taipei International Montessori School
Taipai, Taiwan
Taipei International Montessori School, a Dual Language Montessori elementary school, is seeking two AMI-trained* elementary teachers starting Fall, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for English-speaking elementary teachers to co-lead classrooms along with AMI-trained Mandarin-speaking teachers.
To learn more about this opportunity, please email tafeljane@gmail.com . View job description .
*AMS-trained teachers who have completed BOTH 6-9 and 9-12 trainings are encouraged to apply!
Mandala Montessori School
Minneapolis MN 55417
Position: Assistant teacher
Position: Lead Guide
Please email your resume to mandalamontessori@gmail.com

White Bear Montessori School
White Bear Lake, MN
White Bear Montessori School is currently hiring multiple positions beginning June 10th and August 22nd, 2019.
AMI Montessori training is preferred but not a requirement for all openings. See open position below.
Summer Camp Staff: (multiple openings) Hiring for both Leads and Assistants that can commit to at least one week or multiple weeks between June 10th and August 21st. These positions can be summer only or be combined with any of the positions listed below for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Elementary Classroom Assistant: begins August 22, M-F, 8am-3:30pm
Children's House Assistants: (multiple openings): begins August 22nd, M-F 8am-4:30pm
Toddler Assistant/Aide: begins June 10th or August 21st, M-F 9am-5pm
Floating Aide/Aftercare Assistant: begins August 21st, M-F 9am-5:30pm
To ask questions or apply, please email a letter of interest and resume to Marnie McPherson, Head of School, via email at marnie@wbms.org .      Link to open positions
Little Voyageurs’ Montessori School
Columbia Heights, MN
Position: Assistant teacher ( Full-time)
Contact by 03/01/2019
Karen Smith at lvmschool@yahoo.com
Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School
St.Paul, MN
Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School, an AMI-recognized public charter school in St. Paul, MN, seeks a Lower Elementary guide for the 2019-2020 school year. CMES serves 140 children in an urban neighborhood and is co-located with Cornerstone Montessori School, a private preschool, and the Montessori Center of Minnesota.
Applicants must hold an AMI Elementary diploma and bachelor’s degree, and either have or be willing to obtain a Minnesota state teaching license. Experience in public education preferred. Please note this position provides coverage for an extended maternity leave.
To apply or inquire further, please contact Alyssa Schwartz at alyssaschwartz@cornerstone-elementary.org.
Step By Step Montessori
Lead Montessori Teacher
Southwest Metro
Position Start Date: 04/01/2019  Contact by: 3/15/2019
Contact Brooke Blomker at brooke.blomker@stepbystepmontessori.com

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