Head of School (Bloomington)

Head of School (Bloomington)

19 Mar 2019

Head of School (Bloomington)

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Head of School - Bloomington Montessori School

About Us

Bloomington Montessori School is a privately funded, not-for-profit school for children ages 3 to 12, preschool through Grade 6. The school is a Step 9 certified member of the American Montessori Society, currently in the self-study process for full accreditation. We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary. Certified Montessori teachers lead each classroom. We are recognized as a model Montessori school and a community hub for peace and education.

Who were looking for:

We are seeking an energetic leader and manager to serve as Head of School for our established Montessori school, starting in summer 2019. Lead our interactive partnership of children, families, and staff in a mission of high quality Montessori education.

The Head of School serves as a central leader and connector, working closely with administrators, teachers, staff, families, and the Board of Directors. In this role you foster community and culture while supporting the team, operations, and environment required for positive educational outcomes. You excel at driving the larger vision for the future direction of the school, fostering Montessori philosophy, and developing a thriving, transparent and participatory school culture. As a people manager, you empower teachers and an administrative team, provide development opportunities, and continuously improve and grow together. As head of operations, you ensure operational excellence, oversee all key programs and functions and build consensus by sharing, inspiring and communicating among all constituents.

Qualifications & Skills

Minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree

Extensive administrative experience (in an educational setting preferred)

Knowledge of Montessori education philosophy (Montessori Credentials preferred)

Demonstrated organizational leadership and vision

Excellent people management skills including hiring, onboarding, training & development, and coaching for success

Strong operational skills including experience with finance, policy and regulatory compliance, maintenance, communications, public relations, development & fundraising

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to lead and manage large initiatives

A get it doneĀ attitude

Natural collaborator and team player

Roles & Responsibilities

School Leadership

Drives strategic planning and corresponding initiatives in accordance with the Vision, Mission and Values of Bloomington Montessori School

Supports the Director of Montessori Programs and Lead Teachers to build programs, achieve educational goals and resolve classroom and community issues

Facilitates communication among all of the schools constituents and encourages their participation in activities and events

Builds constructive liaisons with other educational institutions, associations and the community at large

Serves as a non-voting member of the schools Board of Directors

Coordinates with the Board on issues of policy, finance, operations and personnel


Oversees daily operations of school, ensuring a safe and friendly environment

Coordinates the planning of school functions, activities and programs

Ensures compliance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations

Serves as school business manager, including budget development and management

Oversees enrollment policy and practice

Enforces all school policies

Coordinates internal and external school communications

Supervises school maintenance and security


Coordinates hiring process

Oversees administrative team, faculty and staff, leading and supporting them, mediating disputes and ensuring role fulfillment

Administers contracts, compensation, scheduling and development for all staff

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Does this sound like you?

To Apply, send resume, cover letter, references and educational philosophy statement relative to your understanding of Montessori philosophy to: Bloomington Montessori School

Attn: Leslie Thomas, HOS Search Committee

1835 S Highland Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47401

or via email to president@montessori.k12.in.us

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