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We value the strengths offered by teaching candidates from both urban and Montessori contexts, and want to help each meet the needs of teaching in a school that is both. To ensure a truly path-breaking approach to fully-implemented Montessori in the public sector, Libertas is working with a nationally-respected Montessori organization to offer an intensive urban Montessori teacher development program. The Libertas Urban Montessori Institute & Residency (LUMIR) is a ~2 year program of job-embedded training and support in Montessori pedagogy and curriculum, along with ongoing coaching support. Libertas is working to obtain both national Montessori credentialing and Tennessee public school teacher certification endorsement for those who complete the program. Libertas will sponsor 100% of program costs - valued at up to $10,000 - for teachers who commit to three years of service. Teacher Residents are part- or full-time staff members with salary and benefits.

We also invite experienced Montessori teachers to contact us about opportunities to serve as trainers or mentors.