Dallas ISD Office of Transformation and Innovation
  • Montessori Teacher Pipeline


    To respond to the increasing interest in Montessori education, Dallas ISD is expanding Montessori program offerings. To accomplish this goal, a teacher pipeline has been established to ensure we have educators that are adequately trained and certified in Montessori techniques. We are offering to pay up to $8,000 per person for National Montessori Teacher Certification program costs to qualified candidates. 


    Cohort One Timeline- 2019-2020 Academic Year


     August 9 - 26, 2019

    Complete Montessori Teacher Training Interest Form

     August 9 - September 4, 2019

     Select candidates will be invited to complete application

     September 9 - 13, 2019

     Select candidates will be invited to an in-person interview

     September 26, 2019

     Montessori Teacher Pipeline Finalists selected

     October 2019 - July 2020

     Montessori Training Courses at Dallas Montessori Academy



    Applicant Requirements

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

    • Teaching certificate in an elementary or middle grades core subject area and/or bilingual certification
    • TEI Proficient 1 or above with three years 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 August 26th 


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