Director of Studies/Curriculum, Division Head/Principal, Head of School
Established in 2017, Oakhill Academy is an independent, secular, PK-8 school located in the family-friendly community of Temecula, CA. Opening with 73 students, the present enrollment is 113 students in grades Tk-8 with plans to expand with a preschool next year. Class size limit is 20 with current student to teacher ratio being 10:1. Our mission is to provide a personalized rigorous curriculum taught by passionate, highly qualified educators. Principles of Ownership, Wisdom, Leadership, and Service (O.W.L.S.) drive all aspects of our program. Through these principles students are encouraged to think critically and creatively, and to live meaningful lives as responsible world citizens.
Oakhill Academy offers an advanced STEAM curriculum, comprehensive in its inquiry based instruction of the humanities, sciences, and arts. World language classes are offered beginning in the TK class with students having the choice of learning French, Spanish, or Mandarin The school values diversity in its community and encourages openness of thought and freedom of inquiry. Through its program, the school seeks to develop enthusiastic, thinking, well-rounded, and responsible citizens equipped for success in high school, college, and life. The school sees education as both a personal journey requiring guidance and a systematic process built upon knowledge, experience, and hard work. Collectively, these components promote understanding, imagination, and reason. The purpose, mission, and core values of Oakhill Academy unify the school community and guide everyday decisions and institutional policies. The school has high expectations for student achievement, parent support, and teacher performance. Success requires the community to work together with trust and confidence.
A reputation for honesty and integrity
Open-minded and forward thinking
Fair, patient, and compassionate
Trustworthy and able to earn the trust of students, parents, teachers, colleagues and the broader community
Strong vision that is congruent with our OHA’s vision
An active and knowledgeable voice for Oakhill fund raising, who will support development efforts and in particular invest time and personal effort in cultivating major gifts
Strong management skills and a track record of successfully developing teams and individuals.
The ability to inspire employees to do their best work and to love what they do
An authentic, charismatic, and collaborative disposition
A commitment to continuous improvement
A sense of humor
Specific Responsibilities will include:
Is responsible to the Board for the overall leadership of the School (grades PK – 8), and for the implementation of policies established by the Board of Trustees.
Is responsible for the overall coordination of the operations of the School including; personnel (faculty and staff), programs, and schedules and overall school calendar.
Is responsible for the development and management of the school curriculum.
Is responsible for the orientation, professional development and evaluation of the faculty and staff members of the school and in ensuring that they fully support the mission and the core values of the school.
Is responsible for the development and management of the overall master schedule of the school.
Is responsible for all co-curricular activities in the school such as the drama productions, service programs, retreats, and after school programs.
Is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all activities related to the end of year programs.
Is responsible for coordinating with parent groups working to support the school programs.
Is responsible for advertising and holding Open Houses for prospective families and professionals.
Is responsible for website content and development.
Is responsible for developing and overseeing the school’s budget in concert with the Treasurer of the Board.
Is responsible for assisting the Board as needed in raising funds for the school to support the overall school budget.
Is responsible for overseeing the admissions process
Is responsible for lending support to school support organizations, e.g., Parent Group(PTSA), Fall Festival and Gala volunteers, etc.
Is responsible for coordinating the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)/Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) accreditation process.
Is responsible to work closely with the Board in coordination of the school’s programs and activities with a perspective that includes a vision for the school.
The Head of School will carry out appropriate directives and additional assignments, as may be required from time to time by the Board.
The Head of School will meet with the President of the Board on a regular basis in order to keep the President up to date on the overall management of the school.
Be familiar with the admission process and available to assume this responsibility on an as needed basis (meet with and tour prospects and their families; complete paperwork; arrange half day visits if required; assist with re-enrollment process; coordinate appropriate new student evaluation process).
Student Management and Support:
The Head of School is responsible for the discipline of the students with regard to school policies established by the administration and the Board of Trustees and the procedures established with the faculty and staff.
The Head of School is responsible for timely, appropriate and periodic reporting to parents on their child (ren)’s academic progress.
Manages exempt teachers and administrators, and non-exempt support staff, and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the school personnel.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the school’s policies and applicable laws.
Hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance;rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Application Process Those interested in applying for this position should send the following:
A letter of interest,
A current resume,
A one page educational philosophy statement,
Contact information (email and phone number) for three references who can be contacted early in the process
3 Reference Letters which can be the same as the above.