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Montessori Trained Director/Head Teacher

Villa Montessori School Cupertino, CA
Villa Montessori is a non-profit, non-sectarian program celebrating its 50th anniversary. Our Montessori-credentialed teachers, together with parents of our students, form a closely-bonded community. Our Montessori school serves 70 students in two classrooms from 2.5 to 6 years old in a fundamentally traditional Montessori program.

Villa Montessori is seeking a Montessori-trained Director/Head teacher to begin July 1, 2014. This is a full-time, salaried, year-round position. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, PTO, health benefits, and a retirement plan.

Responsibilities include leading the school in all areas of educational, organizational and business processes and day to day operations; hiring, training, and managing staff; ensuring compliance with Montessori, state and local requirements; performing as Head Teacher for the afternoon program; creating and promoting strong partnerships with parents and the community; and working with the board of directors to forward the mission of the school.

The position requires a bachelor degree minimum and Montessori teaching certification. Montessori classroom experience is required, and administrative and/or managerial experience is preferred. Candidate must meet the State of California’s director qualifications. The ideal candidate will demonstrate passion for the education of children, be an outstanding communicator, and possess strong management skills. They should be able to provide strong leadership and share their knowledge to help the staff develop their talents as teachers and future leaders. He or She should be able to articulate and follow-through on plans to support and expand the program, and provide a positive face for the school.

Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@villamontessori.net.