Sterling Montessori welcomes employment inquiries at any time during the year. In general, most interviewing and hiring for faculty positions occurs in the winter/spring; however, we will accept resumes throughout the year. If you are interested in joining our team, particularly Lead and Assistant teachers, we encourage you to send your resume and cover letter to jspreher@sterlingmontessori.org.


Behavioral Specialist

Sterling Montessori is seeking a full time Behavior Specialist who has experience working with students in K-8th grade. The Behavioral Specialist will be responsible for the development and implementation of behavioral and social skills programs for all students either in the MTSS process or identified for special education services as outlined in laws, policies, and procedures.  The position will begin August 2021 and the hours are from 8-4. Sterling Montessori has a strong and collegial EC department which includes four full time special education teachers, as well as related service personnel.

Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the mission, philosophy, and guiding principles of Sterling Montessori.
  • Understands the development of children K-8th grade and how it applies in the classroom.
  • Facilitates the development and implementation of functional behavior assessments/behavior interventions plans and crisis plans for identified students
  • Implements Positive Discipline techniques
  • Provides social skills instruction/intervention to students utilizing research based approved curricula
  • Collaborate with the general education teachers and the EC team for push in and pull out services
  • Develops strong partnerships with students, colleagues and administration.
  • Implement engaging instruction, based on the IEP goals and objectives of each student
  • Prepares documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent teacher conferences, IEP meetings, or other meetings requested by parents or school administration.    
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Is skilled in using email, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive when needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University (required)
  • Valid North Carolina Educator’s License in an exceptional student education area, school psychologist, or guidance and counseling (required)
  • Trained in applied behavior analysis, positive behavioral strategies used to prevent or deescalate behavior, or agreement to complete the district approved training within a designated timeframe
  • Montessori Certification or Experience (preferred)
  • Experience working with children from Kindergarten through 8th grade (preferred)

We offer an excellent benefits package and compensation that is comparable to the Wake County pay scale.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Josie Spreher at jspreher@sterlingmontessori.org.



Children's House Assistant

Job Type: Full-time beginning Fall 2021

Sterling Montessori is seeking a qualified Primary Children's House Assistant who is dedicated to the vision and mission of the school.

We are looking for a motivated individual with Montessori experience working with students ages 3 to 6, or a person who has the desire to learn the Montessori Method. Candidates must be willing to work under the guidance of a Montessori Lead Teacher to help carry out the developmental and learning goals of the Montessori program. They must be able to build genuine and respectful relationships with each child and family, maintain a positive and professional attitude, and implement strong classroom management skills.

Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Montessori is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child-physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. When situations or conflicts arise with students, adults act as mediators and provide opportunities for conversations, reflection, and learning.
  • Assistants follow the Positive Discipline model and refer to the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) when needing to implement supplemental or intensive support. 
  • With guidance from the lead teacher, maintain classroom routines and expectations to develop and ensure a nurturing Montessori learning environment that is healthy, safe, clean, orderly, and inviting (inside and outside). 
  • Willing to work with, and adapt to the needs of students with a variety of learning styles
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problem-solving skills and attention to detail. 
  • Has strong oral communication skills
  • Is open to participating in ongoing professional development


  • Two years of college preferred
  • Experience working with children ages 3 to 6
  • Experience working in a Montessori setting (preferred)

For consideration for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to fmasterson@sterlingmontessori.org.



Director of Lower Elementary

Sterling Montessori School is currently seeking a full-time Administrative position as Director of Lower Elementary. We are seeking a committed individual who has a passion for the Montessori philosophy and excellence in communicating it to teachers, parents and the community. The Director will oversee the Lower Elementary staff, the curriculum, parent education, as well as serve as an active member of the administration team. Sterling Montessori promotes a culturally diverse, purposeful, and peaceful environment for students to learn.


  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • MACTE accredited Montessori Certification in Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary (required)
  • At least 2-3 years of administrative experience in training and supervising teachers to create a conducive Montessori learning environment for the students (required)
  • At least 5 years of experience working as a teacher in a lower elementary classroom (required)
  • State License (or willing to pursue NC licensure) 

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to Josie Spreher at jspreher@sterlingmontessori.org



Substitute Teachers

Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School is always interested in adding substitute teachers to our on-call list. We use this list to provide coverage in our classrooms (Children’s House – Middle School) when a teacher is out.

The first step towards becoming a substitute at Sterling is to view our Substitute Presentation for more information and requirements.  We look forward to hearing from you.


The mission of Sterling Montessori is to create a diverse educational community, grounded in the Montessori philosophy and teaching practices, that fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in its students. We strive to empower each student to become life-long learners who respect themselves, others and their environment.

It is the policy of Sterling Montessori to provide all applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities and to provide current employees with training, compensation, promotion, and other attributes of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, except where sex, age, or physical requirements are essential occupational qualifications. All candidates will be evaluated on their merits and qualifications for positions. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation.