Lafayette, Colorado was named one of the 50 best places to live in the US and is home to one of the State’s most charming Montessori Schools, Forest Park Montessori. Perfectly located between Boulder and Denver, Forest Park feels just like its name. A lovely building set in a commercial park, FPM is on the edge of a rolling meadow with lots of trees.
This small but mighty school of 30 students, 4 teachers and a supportive parent Board, FPM is searching for new leadership as it begins the process of strategic planning for its future. Ready for growth and committed to continuing its legacy of excellent advocacy for young children, Forest Park presents a unique opportunity for a skilled educator with good business acumen.
The person who fits the bill will bring their own strengths, interests and experiences; they will have boundless optimism, a huge love for humanity, a desire to change the world and the ability to solve big, difficult long-term problems. With an instinctual level of understanding the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, this natural leader will be an active voice promoting respect for young children with a commitment to enabling them to find their own distinctive passions and strengths.
Forest Park Montessori welcomes diversity, values inclusion, warmth of character, great communication skills and the ability to grow a business that nurtures the community of children, teachers and families.
The new Head of School will have a Full-Time salaried position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The starting range of $65K - $75K is in addition to a good benefit package that includes health insurance, an incentive plan and professional development opportunities.
Requirements for the position includes the ability to meet Colorado State requirements for Center Director / Head of School, an M.Ed. and Montessori Certification in Early Childhood (Toddler and/or Primary).
- A skilled educator with good business acumen
- Deep and thorough level of understanding Montessori
- Natural leader in terms of character, charisma, communication collaboration skills
- Able to lead an organization in strategic planning
- Able to meet Colorado State requirements for Center Director / Head of School
- M.Ed. preferred
- Montessori Certification required
- Experience in Early Childhood required
All the responsibilities of a Montessori Guide an a Primary classroom plus the responsibilities of leading a school.