Guadalupe Montessori School is seeking an experienced, organized, and thoughtful Head of School. Responsible for the overall planning, operation, financial management and policy and program implementation at Guadalupe Montessori School, the Head of School will facilitate the organization’s progress toward the goals and objectives set forth by the board of directors. The Head of School supervises and works closely with a trained faculty and dedicated staff to guarantee quality Montessori programming, also working to provide top-notch customer service and collaborating on resource development through positive family and community relations.
Experience with Montessori education is preferred, but applicants with other relevant experience may be considered. Experience identifying and securing grants, ultimately implementing projects and monitoring performance following awards, is a plus. Preference will also be given to applicants who have been involved in ensuring compliance with accreditation bodies and/or fulfilling contractual obligations, reporting requirements and program objectives within the realm of education, as Guadalupe Montessori School is an AMI school, licensed through the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD). GMS also participates in the NM PreK and FOCUS TQRIS programs through the NM ECECD. Experience working with nonprofits and/or governing boards is also desirable.
Founded in 1979, Guadalupe Montessori School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves children from 18 months to 12 years during the traditional academic year and also through summer and after-school programming.
Having a long tradition of its own, Guadalupe Montessori School is seeking a Head of School who, starting ahead of the 2021-22 academic year, can identify opportunities for improving offerings and practices while understanding and respecting each guide’s strengths, each family’s culture, and southwest New Mexico’s unique community.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to the Guadalupe Montessori School Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Guadalupe Montessori School
Guadalupe Montessori School (GMS) was founded in 1979 to provide the best in Montessori education for children ages 18 months to 12 years in Grant County. After several decades, GMS still serves the children and families of Grant County, maintaining a strong commitment to educational excellence, cultural and economic diversity, and affordable tuition.
We strive to support our students in becoming citizens who care about themselves and their community, and can make meaningful contributions to society. Internally, the school employs a highly talented and dedicated staff. Locally, GMS contributes to many community efforts and provides young community leaders. Nationally, GMS is viewed as a model school for Montessori-based education.
We value the development of the whole person, academic excellence, positive social skills and problem-solving abilities. We see children who early in life are motivated to learn, explore, question, and work cooperatively make the most successful choices later on, avoid problems common to their peers, become leaders socially and academically in their high school and community.