We currently have the following positions open:

Head of School

Background
The Innovative School has perfected the delivery of the Montessori Method to the age groups we serve. The school is a full member of the American Montessori Society. Our programs are offered year round for children ages 18 months to 6 years of age. Certified Montessori teachers lead each classroom.

Philosophy
The Head of School should serve as a centralizing leadership figure within the school and the local community. The Head of School will work closely with the Board of Directors ("Board"). The Head of School will tend to the issues that concern the school as a whole and will facilitate communication /build consensus among the teachers, staff, families and Board. The Head of School should have a larger vision for the future direction of the school while continuing to support and encourage the preservation of the Montessori philosophy through the school.

Qualifications
Minimum of a bachelor degree, a Montessori credential (MACTE accredited) and a minimum of 5 years in Montessori school administrative experience.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES OF THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

Overall

  • Responsible for the administrative success of all school programs, functions and activities.
  • Ensures that the school is in compliance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations.

Finance

  • Serves as Business Manager for The Innovative School.
  • Executes the financial policy, including communicating Board policy and decisions to parents and prospective parents.
  • Oversees financial issues and long term planning.
  • Assists in coordination and execution of fund-raising plans.
  • Serves as a resource for the Fundraising Committee.

Personnel

  • Oversees teachers/programs, coordinating across all classrooms.
  • Administers equitable systems of compensation, working conditions and professional development of all staff.
  • Where necessary, counsels and advises school employees.

Enrollment

  • Represents and explains The Innovative School mission program to prospective families.
  • Oversees and coordinates recruitment of students.
  • Informs parents and prospective parents of enrollment policies.
  • Performs all admissions tasks necessary to achieve The Innovative School values.

Public Relations

  • Coordinates all internal and external school communications.
  • Serves as spokesperson for The Innovative School.
  • Maintains constructive liaisons with other educational institutions and associations.
  • Facilitates communication among all of the school's constituents and encourages their participation in The Innovative School activities and events.
  • Represents The Innovative School in the community at large.

School Facilities, Equipment, Daily Operations

  • Oversees daily operations of school, ensuring a safe and friendly environment.
  • Attends to tasks and responsibilities associated with successful operation of school (e.g. communication, security, maintenance) in an as-needed and sometimes hands-on capacity.
  • Supervises maintenance of all school equipment.
  • Supervises the maintenance of The Innovative School as an aesthetically attractive and safe environment.
  • Advises Board on facilities and equipment improvement.

Operations Suport

  • Remains informed of trends, research and legislation that may affect The Innovative School management, operation and policy.
  • Advises Board when policy changes or action may be necessary.
  • Maintains a comprehensive set of records on students, staff and prospective students.

Benefits

  • Salary negotiable based upon experience and qualifications


Please send your resume and cover letter to the Search Committee ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Montessori Toddler Assistant

The Innovative School, located in Houston, TX, seeks an assistant to work with a Montessori trained teacher and children between the ages of 18months to 3 years. We seek a calm, focused and joyful person who has experience with young children.

The Assistant position requires full support for the teacher in the following manner:

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of the children in their care at all times.
  • Demonstrate rapport with respect and kindness for the students.
  • Perform services faithfully, enthusiastically, and satisfactorily at the School during assigned working while the enrichment program is in session and other specified times.

Requirements:

  • We are looking for an experienced assistant who has worked with children.
  • The Assistants DO NOT need to be Montessori Certified but should have an understanding of Montessori.
  • Assistant will be required to attend a 3-day Montessori Assistant course.

Additionally, we are looking for the ability to:

  • Demonstrate rapport with respect and kindness for the students.
  • Take direction and follow through consistently and in a timely manner.
  • Manage the classroom in the absence of the teacher.
  • Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Deal with problems calmly using initiative and common sense.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Munir Shivji ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 

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