ASSISTANT HEAD of SCHOOL Ruffing Montessori School Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio is seeking a bright, energetic, and highly collaborative individual to serve as Assistant Head of School (AHoS), beginning in July 2018. Ruffing serves approximately 350 children, ages 18 months-8th grade. This is a year-round, full time senior administrative role that will be broadly engaged across the School and offer unique opportunities for academic leadership in a high functioning Montessori environment.
An established leader in Montessori education, Ruffing approaches its 60th anniversary with many strengths, rising enthusiasm, and soaring aspirations for the next chapters in the School's growth and development. Deeply rooted in AMI Montessori principles, philosophy, and methods, Ruffing is also committed to continuing to incorporate practices that align with the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), our accrediting organization for over a decade.
The AHoS will partner with the Head of School to bring enhanced leadership and support to Ruffing's faculty, program, and Montessori learning environments.
Among the AHoS's specific responsibilities:
Provide day-to-day support and oversight for programs serving students 18 months – 8th grade.
Ensure all teachers (including academic support providers) receive systematic support, consistent recognition and encouragement, guidance for professional growth, and evaluation.
Lead a variety of initiatives in support of emerging strategic goals.
Manage a variety of faculty meetings and committees.
Co-chair the ISACS re-accreditation process.
Serve on a variety of committees of the Board of Trustees.
The successful candidate will bring:
Montessori training and an understanding of the growing body of current educational research that validates and recommends Montessori principles and practices.
Experience teaching and leading in similar Montessori educational environments and strong alignment with Ruffing’s history and culture.
Effectiveness supporting and developing faculty, curriculum, and learning environments.
Collaborative skills to work effectively with the full range of colleagues’ backgrounds, interests, and styles.
Demonstrated success in assuming increased professional responsibility and motivation to continue to grow as an administrative leader.
Interested candidates should submit electronically, as a single PDF, a letter of application, addressing specifically and thoroughly the advertisement above and articulating the candidate's motivation and preparation for the Assistant Head of School role, along with a current resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates will be notified upon receipt of all application materials noted above. Review of completed applications will begin immediately, and candidates will be contacted about possible next steps at the discretion of the search advisory committee.
Ruffing Montessori School prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or associated preference…or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. This equal employment opportunity practice extends to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.