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Early Childhood and Elementary Vice Principal

Immediate Supervisor: Head of School

Position Description:

• To be a member of the Senior Academic Team serving the academic and development
needs of the school.
• To represent the Early Years and Elementary Divisions to the school community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• To represent and uphold the school’s mission statement and code of conduct.
• To coordinate the implementation of this vision for the Early Years Program (EC) and the
Elementary Program.
• To oversee the school’s curriculum and delivery of the Montessori pedagogy in the Early
Years Program (EC) and Elementary School.
• To model the essential Montessori principles and inspire the staff to create and provide
stimulating and enthusiastic Montessori learning environments.
• To facilitate the daily mechanics and scheduling of the school day, specialty classes, and
yearly events for the Early Years Program (EC) and Elementary Program.
• To coordinate needed coverage due to absences, training, and requested time off for the
Early Years Program (EC) and Elementary School.
• To ensure that all members of the Early Years Program and Elementary Academic team are
familiar with their responsibilities as laid out in their job descriptions.
• To maintain a knowledge of all students, their progress and development in the Early Years
Program (EC) and Elementary School.
• To maintain an active awareness and acquaintance with the parent body.
• To conduct parent conferences with the staff to support ongoing communication of
student progress.
• To support the staff with the management of student behavioral, social, and emotional
• To conduct and document monthly Grade level curriculum and assessment planning
meetings to inform, introduce, discuss, and plan upcoming Early Years Program (EC) and
Elementary Program events, activities, ideas, and issues with the teacher teams.
(Administrators, Coordinators, and other Specialist teachers are invited to these meetings
when needed or requested).
• To conduct and document monthly Learning Community (Curriculum, Assessment and
Instructional) planning meetings.
• To oversee the development of a clearly articulated, working curriculum and assessment
documentation for the Early Years (EC) and Elementary Programs.
• To oversee and peruse and maintain copies of the required weekly, monthly planning
documents for the Early Years Program (EC) and Elementary Program which will outline
the goals, content, and support resources to be undertaken in all the classrooms.
• To oversee and contribute to the annual orders of materials, books, resources, and
supplies and the needed consumables orders throughout the year for the Early Years (EC)
and Elementary Programs.
• To maintain proper documents, track and keep an accurate record of any academic budgetrelated expenditure, and manage the cost of operations under the Early Years (EC) and
Elementary Programs.
• To ensure coordination and approval process with the Head of School and finance
• To maintain and edit, when needed, the “Classroom Guidelines” section of the Teacher
• To maintain and edit, when needed, the “Academic Notes” section of the Parent Handbook.
• To maintain proper record keeping and documentation for all appointed Grade levelrelated items.
• To coordinate the maintenance of the master student files; academic, medical, and
• To maintain informal classroom visits followed by formal classroom evaluations.
• To meet weekly with teachers and specialists, for “touch-base” to remain abreast of the
development of each classroom and student.
• To coordinate daily with the Principal of Non-Academic Operations to maintain the
everyday running of the school building.
• To sign-off and approve ASA teaching requests of team members under assigned division.
• To schedule supervision for bus duty every term.

Professional Growth and Conduct:

• To maintain an awareness of other international curriculum, standards, new trends in
education and research, or other pertinent programs.
• To maintain an awareness of all standards and practices outlined in the staff handbook.
• To share these resources with appointed Grade level staff to further enhance the
curriculum, program, and student development.
• To offer professional development for the staff.
• To co-ordinate parent education opportunities.
• To develop and implement a retention plan.
• Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

• Montessori certification required
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Master’s Degree in Leadership preferred
• School administration or leadership certification (in progress)
• Experience as a teacher at the elementary and/or EC level (5+years)
• A sound understanding of the developmental needs of students in the relevant grade
• Strong understanding and respect for a diversity of cultures and needs

Salary & Benefits:

The salary and benefits package are competitive and will be commensurate with the qualifications
and experience of the successful candidate.
This job description may be changed at any time depending on required responsibilities. The staff
member will be informed when this occurs.