All Day Montessori - Head of School

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:16 PM | Anonymous

School Name: All Day Montessori

Position: Head of School

Position Start DateJuly 2022

Location: Beverly neighborhood of Chicago

School Address: 1819 West 99th St., Chicago, IL  60643



Point of Contact:   

Name:Carla Hofland



Position Description:

All Day Montessori, located in the lovely Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, IL, is looking for a talented, passionate, and energetic Head of School. The next HOS will be leading a school that is deeply rooted in all-day Montessori and early learning education, and firmly grounded by its long history, success, well-established culture, and dedicated staff and board. This is an amazing opportunity for a compassionate, energetic school leader who can honor the school’s legacy, serve as a collaborative role model and guide this school into the future. ADM’s reputation in the community and strong enrollment offers the prospect of exciting possibilities for a new HOS. 

The extremely dedicated administration and faculty are looking for a leader to join them, meet them where they are, support them, and inspire them. Parents have a desire to be kept informed of issues and activities affecting their children and the school. 

The HOS is responsible for the execution of the mission and vision to produce the highest level of education consistent with the educational standards set forth by the AMS. The new HOS must possess both Montessori and early learning expertise, as well as the business acumen to understand, lead, and execute all aspects of the school operation and management. 

The HOS is under the direct supervision of the ADM Board, which is responsible for the HOS’s hiring and annual evaluation. The HOS works closely with the Board, which has governance responsibility for the school. 

ADM is looking for an excellent new leader to be in place for the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

Education Requirements:

  • Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited teacher education program

  • A Bachelor’s degree; advanced degrees in a related field; a secondary degree in social work, business administration or a related field is a plus

Qualifications and Skills/Experience: 

  • Administrative experience in an educational setting; three years’ experience and administration in a Montessori school

  • Montessori teaching experience required; three-year minimum

  • Experience with regulatory, personnel, budget, and fiscal management

  • Experience working with families and leaders from diverse community area

Applicant Instructions

Interested candidates will submit the following documents, by November 15, 2021, via email to Carla Hofland, Consultant, Metro Consulting Services

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee expressing interest in and detailing qualifications for the position 

  2. A current resume 

  3. A statement of educational leadership philosophy (1-2 pages) 

  4. Two examples of writing on a school or educational topic (can be school  newsletter/communications) 

  5. Five references (including email addresses and telephone numbers) that can be  contacted confidentially 

  6. Other documents/media may be required later in the process 

Candidates’ engagement with the search will be kept confidential until the final stage of the process. Note that the search will continue until a qualified candidate has been hired. Candidates are free to communicate directly with Carla Hofland via email or phone (301) 230-0901 regarding the search process. 

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