Interim Head of School

The Montessori School of Raleigh is seeking an experienced educator to serve as Interim Head of School for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Montessori School of Raleigh was established in 1974. A middle school was added in 1999 and an Upper School was added in 2016. The school serves more than 400 students – from toddlers through Grade 12 – at two campuses. The Lead Mine campus serves toddlers through Grade 6. The Brier Creek campus serves students in Grades 7-12.

• American Montessori Society
• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
• Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
• Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation

• National Association of Independent Schools
• North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
• Triangle Montessori Association

The Interim Head of School is responsible for overseeing the school’s day-to-day operations and working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, students and families, and larger community to carry out the school’s mission, vision and goals. It is anticipated that the Interim Head of School will be in place for the 2018-2019 school year.

Desired Qualities
• Previous experience working as Head of School or another leadership role at an independent school
• Understanding and appreciation of the Montessori philosophy (Montessori training is not required)
• Excellent communication, collaboration and relationship building skills
• Familiarity with the Triangle community (local candidates are preferred)
• Strong leadership and mentoring skills

• Provide direction and guidance to the school’s administrative leaders
• Rebuild and strengthen relationships with MSR community: faculty/staff, students, parents, alumni
• Maintain momentum for the school’s ongoing capital campaign
• Provide oversight to ongoing strategic planning initiatives
• Build and maintain relationships with feeder schools

The Ideal Candidate Is…
• A firm and fair leader who is comfortable with conflict management, collaboration, and consensus‐building, but fully capable of taking decisive action
• A confident leader who is comfortable, gracious, and effective in working with well‐educated parents who have high standards and expectations
• A visionary, forward‐thinking, and proactive leader who shares the school’s commitment to self‐reflection and continuous improvement
• A dynamic, charismatic advocate for the mission and quality of MSR, both inside and outside the school community
• An experienced high school administrator capable of enhancing program, policies and enrollment

The Interim Head of School will report to the Board of Trustees. Reply or questions: