Head of School

Administrator/Head of School,

McMinnville Montessori School

The McMinnville Montessori School (MMS) is seeking a dynamic, creative, and experienced Montessori-trained educator to serve as its head of school. With a rich tradition of excellence, MMS has served the community for over 30 years, advancing its mission to cultivate curiosity, independence, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning. MMS provides an authentic Montessori educational experience for primary and elementary-aged children within a warm, caring community of children, staff, and parents. The ideal candidate should possess and demonstrate a strong commitment to Montessori principles, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, effective management and organizational skills, strong leadership ability, familiarity with non-profit organizations and management, understanding of budgeting, bookkeeping, financial reporting, and fiscal management. MMS is fortunate to have a passionately dedicated teaching staff and an enthusiastic and supportive community of parents and Board of Directors. 

Position open until filled

Preferred start date: August 1, 2021


-Completion of an AMI/AMS training program (Credential Certificate which includes Bachelors degree in appropriate area of study).

-Minimum three years of successful teaching experience as a guide in a Montessori classroom (primary or elementary).

-Meet Director Qualification Requirements per Oregon ELD


-Five or more years of successful classroom guide experience (primary or elementary)

-Solid grasp of primary and elementary programs

-Montessori Administrator and/or Montessori Inclusion Endorsements

-Prior supervisory or administrative experience

Responsibilities/Requirements Include:

-Attend board meetings and communicate with the board on all matters relating to the school 

-Build and maintains a healthy, positive working and educational environment

-Participate in the development and implementation of the schools strategic plan

-Oversee financial and physical operations

-Oversee the curriculum, educational program, and school activities 

-Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff

-Provide professional development for staff

-Maintain student records

-Oversee safety programs, building security, emergency procedures, and state licensing reporting protocols

-Manage recruiting initiatives, enrollment management, marketing, outreach, and external communications

-Build and maintain relationships within the Montessori, local, and regional education communities

-With the board of directors, assist with fundraising, capital campaigns, and community relations

-Coordinate volunteer hours and projects

-Must be able to operate and use office equipment, classroom equipment, or other materials. 

Effectively communicate verbally and in written form with staff, students, parents, donors, and community members

-Observe and interact with children

-Be able to work in both indoor and outdoor environments

-Be able to lift and move at least 50 pounds

To apply, please submit the following to McMinnville Montessori School Board of Directors:

-Application letter and resume

-Names, addresses, and contact information for three references

-Verification of enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry (CBR)


Electronic submissions preferred: learning@mcminnvillemontessori.com

McMinnville, Oregon is in the heart of wine country with the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. McMinnville is a vibrant and charming town of about 38,000. Residents in this area enjoy a high quality of life. Please feel free to contact us for more information about this position or our school.