• Office of Transformation and Innovation
  • Montessori Teacher Pipeline




    Greetings Educator,

    Dallas ISD is highly dedicated to responding to the increased interest in Montessori education. One of our goals is to ensure that we have highly trained and certified teachers in our Montessori classrooms. In order to do this, the office of Transformation and Innovation is currently offering to cover the costs of AMI or AMS Montessori teacher certifications to eligible Dallas ISD teachers. Eligible teachers have a minimum of three years of teaching experience with a TEI Effectiveness level of Progressing II or higher. 

    If you find yourself interested in becoming a Montessori teacher for the 2021-2022 school year, we encourage you to review the outline below with application dates and training information. In addition to completing the Dallas ISD Montessori Teacher Interest Form by Friday, November 20, 2020 for consideration and next steps. Teachers who complete the program requirements will be eligible for hire at one of our seven Montessori campuses.

    Cohort Three Timeline- 2020-2021 Academic Year

    November 6 - 20, 2020

    Complete Montessori Teacher Training Interest Form

    November 20 - December 11, 2020

    Select candidates will be invited to complete application

    December  7 - 16, 2020

    Select candidates will be invited to an in-person interview

    December 18, 2020

    Montessori Teacher Pipeline Finalists selected and begin registering at Shelton Training Center


    January 9, 2021 - March 2022 


    Elementary I & II

    January 9, 2020 - July 19-2022

    Montessori Training Courses at Shelton Training Center (AMS)

    Applicant Requirements

    The Montessori Teacher Pipeline program is designed for Dallas ISD teachers who are interested in working in one of our seven Montessori schools and would like to receive Montessori training and certification. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to qualify for the program:


    • Teaching certificate in an elementary or middle grades core subject area, bilingual certification is highly desired
    • TEI rating of Progressing II or higher
    • Three letters of recommendation 
    • Three years of teaching experience


    Next Steps

    Learn more and submit an interest form using the following resources: 

    • Montessori Webinar slide deck available here
    • Complete and submit your Interest Form no later than November 20, 2020 

    Questions? Contact OTI Director Instructional Programming and Implementation, Shakeatha Butler, at shakbutler@dallasisd.org or 972-925-3419.