Pinewoods Montessori seeks Head of School



Pinewoods Montessori School in Hillsborough, North Carolina is seeking a motivated leader to fill the position of Head of School.


Background: Pinewoods Montessori School in Hillsborough, NC provides an authentic Montessori education in which children develop a love of learning within a safe, peaceful setting.  Pinewoods has been in Hillsborough for over 20 years and  is a non-profit organization with an active, parent-run Board of Directors.  We offer programs for children ages 18 months to 12 years old.  In addition to our toddler, preschool and elementary classes, we offer an after school program, summer camps and a rich curriculum including Spanish lessons, physical education, art, and music. Our dedicated faculty currently guides approximately 100 children in our peaceful learning environment, and we are looking to grow. We are in the early stages of a plan dubbed “Pinewoods 2020” which will allow the expansion of our current programs to include full-day, additional toddler and/or primary, and the possible addition of an adolescent program.

Position: The ideal Head of School candidate will be a Montessori-trained (AMS or MACTE credential) educational and administrative leader or a candidate with a passion and knowledge for a Montessori education, dedicated to fostering a positive and collaborative school community with a passionate commitment to the authentic Montessori philosophy and methods. This leader will be an excellent communicator and a skilled decision-maker, possess strong business acumen, and will partner with the Board of Directors to create and implement a strategic plan and long-term vision for the school.


Suggested Start Date: Summer 2017


SUMMARY of Responsibilities:

  • Promote and embody the Pinewoods Montessori School’s Mission.

  • Oversee all elements of the Montessori curriculum and classroom instruction.

  • Lead the school both internally and externally.

  • Oversee the operations of the school, including management of staff.

  • Responsible for the administrative success of all school programs.

  • Ensure that the school meets all regulatory requirements and pursues the highest level of quality Montessori educational standards.

  • Effectively manage the financial and operational interests of the school, in keeping with the budgetary and strategic goals of the Board.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Montessori philosophy

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field

  • Five years of teaching experience as a Head Teacher, School Administrator or director-level experience

  • Direct supervision of faculty/staff

  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Montessori certification

  • Master’s degree in Education or  related field

  • Previous administrative experience at the elementary or middle school level is desired

  • Experience in both the primary and elementary or middle school level is preferred

  • Experience in developing marketing plans and recruiting new students

  • Strong knowledge of private/independent schools and related laws


Candidates must be authorized to legally work in the US without sponsorship.


Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes, cover letter and a Statement of Educational Philosophy to or to:

HOS Search Committee

109 Millstone Drive

Hillsborough, NC  27278


Pinewoods Montessori School is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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We seek a full-time teacher for our Primary classroom to join our team of teachers immediately, as well as for next school year. If you are someone with a pioneering spirit, strong communication skills, and a desire to be part of a growing school community, we may be just what you’re looking for. Knowledge of and experience with the Montessori model in a Primary setting is preferred but not required. We are seeking candidates who are comfortable with technology and editing skills. A willingness to consider training to become a certified Montessori teacher would be looked upon favorably in our candidate selection process.

Criminal records check, letter of validation, and negative TB test is required for employment.

Interested candidates, please email resume to Learn more about us on facebook. Equal opportunity employer.

Teacher Assistant, Primary Yadkin Path, a private school in Salisbury, is seeking a Primary Assistant Teacher to join our talented staff. We are located on a beautiful nine-acre campus with a pond, woods, and fields.

If you have experience working with children between the ages of three and six, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for a teacher assistant with solid classroom management skills to join our team of talented teachers immediately, as well as for next school year. If you have a pioneering spirit, strong communication skills, and a desire to be part of a growing school community, we may be just what you’re looking for. Candidates must be comfortable with technology, including ability or willingness to learn conferencing, live streaming, office management suites, movie and newsletter editing. Knowledge of and experience with the Montessori model of learning is preferred but not required.

Criminal records check, letter of validation, and negative TB test is required for employment.

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Upper Elementary Lead Teacher / 4th -6th grades

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Required skills/experience:

  • A current North Carolina Teacher’s License
  • Certification by AMI, AMS or other MACTE accredited training program preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Committed to student achievement and character development
  • Compensation:
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Salary based on education and experience
  • As with all Sterling employees, this will be under an annual renewable contract approved by the Board of Directors.

Reports To: Charter School Director

Contract Start Date: July 1, 2017

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Ellen Graham
The Garden Montessori
(910) 315-0990