NewGate is the Lab School of The Montessori Foundation in Sarasota Florida and is always interested in speaking with enthusiastic, qualified Montessori educators at all levels of Montessori education from Infants through High School.

Openings for Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Upper Elementary, and Secondary Montessori Guides 

NewGate School is an exceptional place for students, families, and staff. As the Lab School of the Montessori Foundation, NewGate is firmly rooted in the work of Maria Montessori and the scientific pedagogy, nurturing creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit. NewGate faculty guide students’ activities in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach their full potential. 

NewGate Montessori Guides maintain a mature, professional relationship with families, students, and staff; prepare the environment by following Montessori best practices. Guides participate in all activities that contribute to the student’s intellectual, social-emotional development, health, and well-being. 

The ideal candidate must have a strong commitment to Montessori philosophy, partnership relationships, and collaboration. Applicants must be willing to embrace and exemplify NewGate School’s core values, a growth mindset, and reflective practice.

Sarasota offers residents the best of Florida beaches, outdoor recreational activities, and the arts. It is the home of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Ringling College of Art and Design, New College, and the Ringling Museum. 

Applicants must have certification from a MACTE accredited teacher education program. 

NewGate is a growing school that is fully accredited by the International Montessori Council, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, now known as Cognia.

Classrooms are well equipped, spacious, and bright with porches and gardens. Elementary and Secondary programs can include art, music, drama, youth opera, and PE.

If you would like the opportunity to work with strong professional leadership, a Montessori certified staff, and supportive parents, please send a cover letter along with your resume.

Interested? Please email a letter of intent along with your resume to Tim Seldin, Executive DIrector and Tanya Ryskind at

Tanya Ryskind

Ashton Campus: 5237 Ashton Road
Sarasota, Florida, 34233

Lakewood Ranch Campus: 5481 Communications Parkway
Sarasota, Florida, 34240

Phone: (941) 922-4949
Fax: (941) 922-7660