Established in 1976, the Montessori School of Northampton (MSN) is an independent school located in the welcoming, culturally vibrant town of Northampton, MA. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Pioneer Valley and near Hartford and Boston, MSN is an AMS/AISNE accredited school enrolling approximately 110 students from toddlers through middle school. The mission of MSN encourages a lifetime of exploration through self-directed learning and discovery, while fostering self-esteem, respect for others, and global stewardship. Our school leadership and community are committed to the work of social justice and peace education.
MSN is seeking an Interim Head of School, and will start considering applicants immediately until the position is filled. The Interim Head of School must be able to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, and the Board of Trustees to promote a peaceful community dedicated to academic excellence through a Montessori pedagogical approach. The Interim Head of School will be responsible for day-to-day educational leadership of the school as well as the implementation of its mission.
The ideal candidate should have a background in Montessori education, excellent administrative, communication, and management skills, as well as experience overseeing academic programs and daily operations within an independent school structure. He or she should have an advanced degree, experience creating and managing budgets of approximately $2 million, a demonstrated track record of community fundraising, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, the ideal candidate is Director 1 certified through Massachusetts DEEC (or has the ability to obtain this certification).
Minimally, a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, experience in Pre K-8 school administration, and demonstrated leadership working with parents, faculty, and other community members.
The Montessori School of Northampton is an equal opportunity employer. MSN is committed to recruiting a diverse staff and student body and selecting faculty and staff without regard to race, color, religious creed, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, genetic information, national origin or ancestry, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all personnel actions and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. MSN makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities of which we are aware.
Broad diversity is essential to fostering an inclusive climate and central to MSN’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas. We believe that affirmative action in employment furthers these goals. We holistically assess each candidate, giving favorable consideration to an applicant’s record of working with students with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. MSN will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others to overcome educational barriers.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible. The search will remain open until filled.
About Montessori School Of Northampton
Established in 1976, the Montessori School of Northampton (MSN) is an independent school located in the welcoming, culturally vibrant town of Northampton, MA. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Pioneer Valley and a short drive to major metropolitan centers, MSN is an AMS/AISNE accredited school enrolling approximately 120 students from toddler through middle school. The mission of MSN encourages a lifetime of exploration through self-directed learning and discovery, while fostering self-esteem, respect for others, and global stewardship.