As City Garden embarks on our expansion plan, we’re seeking to hire an Assistant Principal for our 2021-22 school year.
The Assistant Principal will have the responsibility for supporting, implementing, and evaluating educational activities, while maintaining a positive, trustworthy, and respectful climate that has consistent expectations for all. The Assistant Principal will build on a student-centered environment which fosters relationships and promotes continual growth for students and staff.
The Assistant Principal will report to the School Principal, and in collaboration with City Garden Montessori’s leadership team, will implement the school’s mission and vision.
The full job description may be downloaded HERE.
• Master’s Degree in Education
• Certified in Elementary Education
• 2 + years of experience as an Assistant Principal, as an administrator, in school leadership or management capacity at the Elementary level
• Minimum of 5 years of successful teaching, with a record of successfully impacting student achievement, ideally teaching and/or leading in a Montessori school
• Missouri DESE certification as a school district administrator (or comparable experience)
• Demonstrated accomplishment working with a diverse student population, with preference to those candidates successful in closing racial achievement gaps
• Assisting the School Principal in the overall administration of the school to:
o Supervise operations and personnel at school level
o Oversee guides (teachers) and staff in school
o Serve as principal in the absence of the School Principal
• Promoting a school climate that recognizes and supports the unique value of all members (students, teachers, staff, parents, community)
• Assisting the School Principal by encouraging on-going, two-way communications with relevant audiences (i.e., students, staff, parents, community residents) to enhance the educational program provided by the school
• Promoting positive community, parent, and staff relations that promote active engagement and are reflective of City Garden’s Anti-Bias, Anti-Racism (ABAR) commitment
• Supporting City Garden’s guides (teachers) through their professional development
• Displaying knowledge about curriculum and research-based programs that help children achieve at high levels
• Deeply grounded in racial equity and have strong alignment with anti-bias, anti-racism values, and be able to lead from this place
• Strong collaborative leadership skills and the ability to make the tough decisions with limited information• Being child-centered, flexible, and willing to do whatever it takes for our students
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Be an advocate for a school culture and instruction conducive to student learning and staff professional growth