Principal - Montessori
Company: Wayne Montessori School
Posted on: October 11, 2018
Wayne Montessori School (WMS) is seeking a highly qualified Head-of-School (HOS) to lead a student body of approx. 90 students in achieving educational, social, cultural, and developmental excellence. This candidate will promote an environment of learning and growth based on the Montessori method of instruction. The preferred candidate shall also maintain and lead a well-integrated faculty/staff to achieve these objectives. WMS is a private, nonprofit institution of learning, serving children from 3 years through grade 5 in Goldsboro, NC and surrounding areas. WMS achieves this through a Montessori based curriculum in addition to weekly classes in music, Spanish, yoga, PE, and additional extra-curricular opportunities. The governing body is a board of directors, elected by the parents. Primary Responsibilities Mission/Vision Promote and embody the mission of WMS. Articulate the vision of WMS to both internal and external participants and ensure its current/future implementation. Educational Programs Supervise and guide curricula and classroom instruction. Facilitate improvements and/or changes to programs as appropriate. Monitor/Direct faculty in continuing education/certification. Administrative Direct/Ensure smooth school operations including morning care, classrooms, aftercare, and summer programs (if appropriate). Work with Administrative Assistant to maintain school/organization records including, but not limited to: student records, legal, certification, and accounting files. Work with accountant to facilitate tuition/fee collection, vendor payments, payroll, etc. Faculty/Staff Directly supervise/assist all faculty and staff (to include hiring, termination, and regular performance reviews and staff meetings). Promote faculty/staff code of conduct, in addition to general expectations regarding classroom instruction and faculty-parent relations. Parents Provide effective communication to/with parents while acting as a gatekeeper in order to maintain an effective and functional teaching environment for all students. Inform parents of school events/news via weekly email, monthly newsletter, parent meetings, etc. including but not limited to, school functions, cancellations, and schedule changes. Conduct school tours with prospective parents, highlighting the value of WMSs contribution to its students and the community, as well as the benefits of a Montessori education. Board of Directors (BOD) Act as principal liaison between the BOD and faculty/staff. Faithfully represent and execute all directives of the BOD relating to policies and budget matters. Inform the BOD of any suggestions, improvements, or issues that may require Board action or education. Serve as non-voting member of the Board and attend all Board meetings. Prepare and present reports as requested by the BOD. Wayne Montessori Child Care Center (WMCCC) Assist/Oversee the WMCCC administrator to ensure successful operation of the center. Ensure WMCCC maintains compliance with all government regulations related to day-care operation. Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree in Education or similar discipline. Experience teaching in Primary or Elementary Montessori environment. Montessori certification through an accredited institution. Leadership experience/responsibilities Familiarity with non-profit organization and operation. Preferred Qualifications Master's Degree in Education Administrative experience in an educational setting. Administrator/Principal certification. Proven experience in faculty/staff supervision, budget management, and school operations. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Keywords: Wayne Montessori School, Greenville , Principal - Montessori, Education / Teaching , Greenville, North Carolina
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