Job Opening for 2020-21

Head of School in Solana Beach, California

Montessori Head of School

Our Goal: A Student who Flourishes as a Joyous Child Today, and as a Successful Adult Tomorrow

At LePort, we help our students acquire the essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character required to flourish as joyous children today, and as successful adults tomorrow. Our unique program emphasizes the relationship between the academically challenging material presented in the classroom, and the breadth of experiences children have in their lives outside of the classroom. With the wealth of knowledge they gain at LePort, students are able to understand and delight in both the wondrous world around them and their burgeoning personal identity within.

The Head of School exercises discretion and independent judgment to run his or her particular campus, ensure that the students at the campus receive the best possible education, and give all an all-around excellent experience at LePort Montessori. He or she is in charge of parent outreach and of ensuring the campus grows and/or remains consistently at full enrollment.

Teacher Management & Academic Quality
Supervise, mentor and develop the classroom teachers, including:
– Hold regular one-on-one meetings with each head teacher
– Hold regular group head teacher meetings and assistant teacher meetings
– Conduct classroom observations as needed and keep observation notes in order to give feedback to teachers and ensure consistently high academic standards
– Deliver both oral and written performance reviews and salary reviews to all teachers and assistant teachers, according to LePort’s normal review schedule
– Ensure consistency of academic quality between classrooms
– Facilitate the sharing of best practices between classrooms and across schools
– Administrative Supervision & Internal Communication

Supervise administrative staff in operational and business management duties:
– Oversee scheduling, including teacher scheduling and coverage issues in the case of absences
– Deliver both oral and written performance reviews and salary reviews to administrative staff, according to LePort’s normal review schedule
– Manage the campus’s annual and monthly budgets, tracking of enrollment goals, & other key financial reporting items
– Hold regular one-on-one and group meetings with campus administrative staff
– Participate in meetings with the regional management team
– Participate in cross-campus Head of School meetings

Hiring:
– Participate in the interview and hiring process for new staff at the campusFacilities
– Monitor facilities issues for campus
– Supervise repairs and maintenance
– Supervise improvements to campus
– Parent Communication & Customer ServiceSupervise the Parent-Teacher Conference process for campus/Supervise the Progress Reports process for campus:
– Participate in annual yearbook production
– Lead parent events (e.g. Parent Education Evenings; Children’s Night; Coffee Chats)
– Conduct parent meetings as needed, to discuss academic, social/developmental, or administrative issues
– Ensure frequent, high-quality parent communication from teachers and other administrative staff, monitoring and providing feedback in particular for issues with quantity, quality, tone and style
– Maintain a presence and interact with parents during pick-up and drop-off times
– Handle particularly problematic or high-level phone calls
– Work with teachers to identify any “at risk” families, and personally work with these families and the child’s teacher to keep the family at LePort, with a special focus on K/LE conversion
– Ensure that currently enrolled families feel connected to the school and are delighted with their LePort experience
Outreach:
– Communicate the value of LePort Montessori to prospective families during one-on-one visits & tours
– Supervise the Parent and Child program on campus
– Participate in scheduled outreach events (e.g. open houses; prospective parent information evenings, school fairs)
– Provide tour notes and relay prospective parent information to administrative staff for further follow-up and entry into the CRM
– Act as an ambassador for the educational quality of the school
– Handle particularly problematic or high-level phone calls
Musts
– Experience with the Montessori philosophy of education strongly preferred
– Substantive leadership / management experience (school leadership experience strongly preferred)
– School administration or other operations experience, with developed ability to solve complex operational problems
– Ability to establish and actively maintain a strong, positive campus culture, orienting team members around our educational vision and inspiring them to achieve it in practice
– Passion for the Montessori philosophy of education, actively pursued and nurtured
– Dedication to quality and service to each individual child and family
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Facility with computer systems
– Growth mindset and problem-solving approach
– Ability to embrace and exemplify LePort Montessori’s “Core Values”
– Perform other duties as assigned
Interested candidates should email resumes to Lianah Johnson, Talent Acquisition Partner at LJohnson1@springedugroup.com.
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