Head of School

Administrator/Head of School,

Montessori Center School

Montessori Center School of Santa Barbara is a tight-knit and inclusive community of teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and students nestled amid blossoming gardens, shade trees, and an abundant variety of indoor and outdoor learning spaces. Founded in 1965, the school provides students ages 18 months through 12 years old with a high-quality, compelling Montessori education in a supportive and nurturing environment. Teachers place children and the center, with kind-hearted, open, and warm respect. Classrooms hum with productive children immersed in well-designed academic challenges while teachers stoke each child’s curiosities and passions in an individualized program. the schools seeks an inspiring and collaborative leader, who will prioritize the needs of teachers and students while facing its challenges with forthright and strategic determination.

Montessori Center School of Santa Barbara Head of School Position Statement

The ideal candidate for the headship of MCS will be an educator who is familiar with and willing to embrace and deepen understanding of the Montessori approach. The next head of school will need to be a warm and accessible presence, an astute strategic and financial planner, and a natural marketer and storyteller.

Communication skills will be paramount, as well as a demonstrated skill at working with all constituencies of the school community: trustees, teachers, students, parents, and alumni. In addition, a willingness to reach out and connect the school in a meaningful way with other independent schools, both in the Santa Barbara area and beyond, will be important in determining the strategic director of the school.

Salary: 165k-200k depending on experience, + benefits

To apply, interested candidates should prepare a cover letter, a current resume, and a personal statement and submit these materials online at hbps://rg175.com/candidate/login.

The application deadline is: Monday, October 30, 2023

Start Date for the new head of school is July 1, 2024.