Montessori School of Evergreen (MSE) is a 220-student day school serving students toddler through 8th grade. MSE is dedicated to its mission of inspiring a lifelong love of learning in each student through meaningful, dynamic, and innovative experiences. MSE is fully accredited by both the American Montessori Society and Association of Colorado Independent Schools. Evergreen, Colorado is a wonderful place to work and call home. Located in the beautiful foothills outside of Denver, it is perfectly situated between city life and the best ski resorts in the country. MSE is seeking Middle School Division Head to join our well-established school. See the job description below for details of the position. Minimum qualifications: Education in an area of adolescent development Experience as an administrator or leader in a school setting Previous budget oversight responsibility Middle School level curriculum development experience Proven ability to lead a team of educators Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree in education Montessori certification and experience in a Montessori setting Experience as a Middle School Division Head Compensation is commensurate with experience and education. MSE is an equal opportunity employer. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references to Bill Schuver, Head of School, at email@example.com. Middle School Division Head Job Description: Program: Maintain congruency between the school's board-approved mission statement and all activities of the division. Act as the educational leader of the school division, responsible for its day- to-day operation. Work in concert with other programs, divisions, and mission-appropriate events. Function as the chief articulator of divisional programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed consistent with their individual roles. Provide an orderly, controlled environment in which learning can take place, and a school climate that is supportive and reflects high morale. Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and
agencies, that examine and accredit the school to maintain the educational standards established by those agencies. Provide input to update student handbooks, forms, and other written references documents. Oversee the division’s use of technology and ensure that technological resources are used appropriately. Assist any non-academic programs associated with the division and its students, including before- and after-care programs, summer camps, lunch programs, and after-school programs. Approve and schedule all field trips, overnight trips, community service activities, and wilderness trips for students in the division; present overnight trips and wilderness activities to the Wilderness Risk Management Committee; and ensure that school policies and procedures and risk management protocols regarding trip safety, use of volunteers, and transportation are followed. Be a visible presence in all areas of the school and work toward a resolution of all problems - both routine and unique - as they arise. Oversee teachers, students, and class schedules. Assure uniformity in student assessment, parent reporting, academic standards, execution of curriculum, as well as support students in the transition to next-level learning. Coordinate reviews of texts as needed. Keep the Head of School informed of the general programs, activities, and any issues at the school. Assist and support admissions and enrollment activity. Document full scope and sequence of the divisional curriculum. Attend all administrative team meetings. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School. Faculty and Staff: Direct the activities of the division’s instructional and non-instructional staff in the performance of their duties, and approve and track absences. Observe, supervise, and evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; supervise and monitor the teaching process; review and evaluate the academic programs; and document all relevant material. Schedule, interview and make recommendations to the Head of School regarding new hires in the division, and give input on retention and assignment of faculty. Establish programs for the orientation and mentoring of new teachers, professional development of all teachers, evaluation of classroom teachers, and showing appreciation of teachers. Ensure that teachers are familiar with and adhere to school policies and risk management protocols in all areas of the school’s operations. Strive for unity, harmony, and cooperation through tact, helpfulness, respect,
and recognition of individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each teacher. Conduct regular meetings with faculty that deal both with routine school matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern. Serve as a resource and coach for faculty in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures including recommended or required training opportunities as needed. Perform formal observations in each classroom and to provide written feedback based on these observations. Ensure that academic staffing is appropriate and meets the needs of the students and the program. Plan, along with the Head of School, in-service trainings throughout the year for all teachers. Oversee professional development of all staff and to ensure that all State of Colorado/ACIS/AMS requirements for continuing education and training are being met.
Students: Be aware of the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of students; develop and ensure compliance with learning differences plans for meeting the needs of students with learning differences. Provide for the academic guidance of students; maintain complete academic records on all students; oversee the administration of standardized testing and other assessment tools; oversee and ensure uniformity in the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement. Be responsible for establishing guidelines for proper student conduct and dress; maintain student discipline consistent with school policies; to monitor student's adherence to established school rules; maintain accurate records of student attendance and citizenship. Monitor the academic, social, and community support progress of each student. Review all academic records to ensure they are complete. Parents: Communicate regularly to keep parents informed. Promptly address parent concerns. Demonstrate to parents the individual knowledge of every student in the division. Encourage volunteerism at the appropriate place and time. Support and attend parent/teacher/student conferences as needed. Facility: Develop, maintain, and report all required environmental and health standards as required by law and work with the administration to ensure compliance with all regional, state, and federal regulations and laws as they
impact the school.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits available
About Montessori School of Evergreen
Montessori School of Evergreen is a 220-student day school serving students toddler – 8th grade. MSE is dedicated to its mission of inspiring a lifelong love of learning in each student through meaningful, dynamic, and innovative experiences. MSE is fully accredited by both the American Montessori Society and Association of Colorado Independent Schools. Evergreen, Colorado is a wonderful place to call home. Located in the beautiful foothills outside of Denver, it is perfectly situated between city life and the best ski resorts in the country.