Elementary School Principal
About the organization
Founded in 2014, Lee Montessori’s mission is to create a more just, liberated world. We are a diverse and interconnected community that redeﬁnes high-quality education by pairing Montessori with Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist practices. We create a joyful learning environment where children and families ﬂourish, and can show up authentically as their true selves.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Create and sustain a staff culture focused on continuous improvement and equitable practices.
Lead the recruitment and retention of staff who match the school’s philosophy, including leading the hiring, orientation processes.
Support the creation and implementation of an organization-wide Professional Development strategy.
Lead campus-level PD programs including (a) managing the school-wide coaching program and (b) ensuring relevant staff have the training necessary to meet the day-to-day requirements of the school.
Ensure high engagement and morale by (a) conducting and leveraging data from school climate and culture surveys and (b) coordinating and/or implementing relevant programs/activities.
Conduct performance evaluations for campus academic leadership and guides.
Lead the creation and maintenance of a joyful, inclusive and connected school culture, focused on strong developmental outcomes for all students
Ensures that the educational program is delivered according to the charter's mission, goals, performance standards, and child outcomes.
Ensures that all students are learning and we continually address any and all gaps in achievement between subgroups.
Uses multiple sources of data to develop a plan for the ongoing improvement of student achievement.
Works with coaches and other academic staff to ensure the effective implementation of the Montessori curriculum.
During the school year, you will be provided leadership training, likely to include a combination of:
Montessori academic and/or leadership training;
Dedicated time to shadow school leaders;
Training and coaching on the implementation of Anti-Bias / Anti-Racist Practices; and/or
Training on other key areas (e.g., trauma-informed practices)
A clear record of effective leadership in a diverse school setting for a minimum of two years, including evidence of the utilization of academic achievement data to assess and improve instruction.
Master’s degree or PhD in education; Montessori training preferred.
Five years of relevant teaching experience, with demonstrated student results.
Skills / Traits
Alignment with the school’s mission and philosophy.
The capacity for independent work, ﬂexibility, and the capacity to handle multiple demands.
Strong leadership and team management skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
An entrepreneurial spirit and be capable of managing many complex tasks with competing priorities.
Strong organizational skills, ability to handle many responsibilities simultaneously.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Ability to perform under pressure.
Committed to building a community of collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders.
A self-aware leader
110k - 125k
Equal Opportunity Employment
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