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.

Interested in Learning More about Teaching at FSMA?

Join us on Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. 

Find out about our variety of teaching positions, hear from current staff, learn about Montessori, and discover what makes this a very unique place to work!

Register here to join our virtual meeting.

Full-Time Teachers

Positions Available:

  • Art Teacher (K – 8)
  • 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher
  • 4th/5th/6th Grade Teacher
  • Middle School ELA and Social Studies Teacher

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 during the summer). FSMA does offer partial payment support for classroom teachers.

Salary and benefits information:  Starting salary $43,100 (bachelor’s degree and 0 years /$47,200 (master’s degree and 0 years).   Salary based on years and advanced degrees. Pension and benefits included.

Part-Time Teachers

Positions Available:

  • 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher
  • 4th/5th/6th Grade Teacher

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.

All FSMA K – 6th grade classrooms have 2 teachers (1 Full-Time and 1 Part-Time)

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.

Salary and benefits information:  Starting salary $36,000 (less than 30 hours/ week), pension included.        Individuals who hold both state and Montessori certification may be eligible for health benefits.

Job Responsibilities: Part-Time Teachers work 5.5 hours every day (9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.). 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.

Training:  Montessori Training is available and partially funded for interested Part-Time Teachers

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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