Elementary School Principal

Centner Academy is a progressive, independent ‘happiness’ school that combines a deep commitment to emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and happiness with a challenging curriculum featuring language immersion, entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. Using a strengths-based approach to learning, all Centner Academy students and teachers have opportunities to do what they love across the curriculum through project- and problem-based learning. Centner Academy’s mission is to promote:

  • Happy, thriving students
  • Rigorous curriculum that engages students
  • Mindfulness and emotional intelligence
  • Effective foreign language acquisition
  • Project- and problem-based learning
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Personalized learning journeys
  • Habits to optimize neurodevelopment

Centner Academy’s curriculum philosophy was developed by a team of seasoned educators to meet the needs and expectations of globally minded families. Our intention is to shape future adults who are not only confident and poised to succeed, but who also have the character and skills needed to make the world a better, kinder, and more loving place for all. We are seeking a dynamic, flexible, resilient educator with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Responsibilities

  • Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the school.
  • Recruit, retain and support the ongoing professional development of highly engaged teachers.
  • Develop and implement programs that enhance the educational experience of the students.
  • Vertically align the curriculum with the middle school principal to ensure students are prepared.
  • Organize and promote student leadership such as student government.
  • Support student’s executive functioning and organizational skills.
  • Create academic initiatives for students in all subject areas.
  • Create an atmosphere in which students can achieve their maximum potential.
  • Implement challenging courses based on student interests.
  • Provide leadership in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum and instructional programs.
  • Implement extracurricular activities and clubs for all students.
  • Collaborate with all principals and facilitate events for students.
  • Develop a school counseling program to support college guidance.
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents and students to provide the best education for each student and assist them in their academic and professional goals.

Qualifications for Principal

  • Master’s degree (or higher) in education or instructional leadership.
  • Prior teaching experience followed by experience as a principal preferred.
  • Strong understanding of laws and regulations affecting educational institutions.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong affinity for teaching children and helping them succeed.
  • Passionate about education.
  • Private, independent school experience is a plus.
  • Progressive thinker who remains current with best practices.
  • Proficiency at budgeting, managing school-division expenses.
  • Supervise and facilitate the daily operations of the school.
  • Detail oriented problem solver.

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume to careers@centneracademy.com. Compensation is competitive and based on experience. This is a year-round position. Staff training often occurs in summer months.

Centner Academy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to welcoming and celebrating a diverse student and faculty population. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is the policy of the school that employment decisions for all applicants and employees will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected under local, state, or federal law. No employee will be retaliated against for raising concerns under this policy. We seek each employee’s contribution and assistance in helping us maintain equal employment opportunity.

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