FSMA Teachers are…

First State Montessori Academy (FSMA) is a charter school located in Wilmington, Delaware that opened its doors in fall of 2014 to children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. We will nurture, inspire, and educate a diverse student population through the Montessori teaching method.

Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain the best teachers in Delaware to be a part of our “Dream Team”. Our educators play an integral part of the growth and decision-making processes of the organization and help to form the community that defines First State Montessori Academy (FSMA). Our educators have the opportunity to be a part of a ground-breaking, innovative organization that positively changes the educational experience of hundreds of children and their families.

Being a teacher at FSMA is something special. We have assembled an incredible team of teachers and as we grow in students next year, we will be adding new staff members. As a school one of our goals is to attract, develop, and retain the best teachers in Delaware to be a part of our “Dream Team”. Our educators have the opportunity to be a part of a ground-breaking, innovative organization that positively changes the educational experience of hundreds of children and their families.

Full Time Teaching Position (K – 8 th grade)

FSMA believes that every teacher is an integral part of our school. We recognize that each person must embody the spirit of the school and have a great depth of skills. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain the best teachers in Delaware to be a part of our “Dream Team.: Our educators play an integral part of the growth and decision-making processes of the organization and help form the community that defines First State Montessori Academy. The educators at FSMA have the opportunity to be a part of an innovative organization that will positively change the educational experience of hundreds of children and their families.

Qualifications: Individuals wishing to become employed as a Full Time Teacher at FSMA should hold a valid Delaware teaching license and have completed an accredited Montessori certification program (or be willing to attend training this this summer). Classroom experience in a traditional or Montessori setting is preferred.

Full Time ELA and Social Studies Teaching Position (Middle School)

FSMA believes that every teacher is an integral part of our school. We recognize that each person must embody the spirit of the school and have a great depth of skills. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain the best teachers in Delaware to be a part of our “Dream Team.: Our educators play an integral part of the growth and decision-making processes of the organization and help form the community that defines First State Montessori Academy. The educators at FSMA have the opportunity to be a part of an innovative organization that will positively change the educational experience of hundreds of children and their families.

Qualifications: Individuals wishing to become employed as a Middle School ELA/Social Studies Teacher at FSMA should hold a valid Delaware teaching license. Interested candidates should have an understanding of the Montessori Philosophy and classroom experience. Montessori certification is not required but we candidates must be willing to pursue training in an accredited Montessori certification program.

Part Time Teaching Position (K- 6 th grade)

FSMA believes that every teacher is an integral part of our school. We recognize that each person must embody the spirit of the school and have a great depth of skills. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain the best teachers in Delaware to be a part of our “Dream Team.: Our educators play an integral part of the growth and decision-making processes of the organization and help form the community that defines First State Montessori Academy. The educators at FSMA have the opportunity to be a part of an innovative organization that will positively change the educational experience of hundreds of children and their families.

Qualifications: Individuals wishing to become employed as a Part Time Teacher at FSMA should hold a valid Delaware teaching license and/or have completed an accredited Montessori certification program. Content specialists are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities: Part-Time teachers work from 9 – 3 every day. They are present during instruction and take responsibility for certain content areas or grade levels, depending upon their background and expertise. They work with a co-teacher to plan and execute lessons as well as assess students and communicate with families.

Job Postings


Other Substitute Positions:

      • Substitute K – 6th grade Teachers
      • Substitute Nurses

If you are interested in getting on our list for substitutes, please contact liz.madden@fsma.k12.de.us

Experience with Montessori or Responsive Classrooom is helpful but not required.
Resumes can be sent to fsma.charter@gmail.com.

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