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Posted On: Oct 24, 2023

Head of School

Montessori School of Greater Hartford

West Hartford,CT, usa

The Montessori School of Greater Hartford (MSGH) is actively searching for a Head of School who will lead our educational community. MSGH, founded in 1964, is committed to offering an authentic Montessori experience to approximately 210 students aged fifteen months to fifteen years. We have consistently received recognition from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) since 1974 and are accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

The primary responsibilities of the Head of School (HOS) include embodying and communicating the school’s vision and mission, managing its financial and operational well-being, providing academic leadership, overseeing marketing and admissions, fostering community, and recruiting and mentoring faculty and staff. The HOS also acts as the school’s spokesperson and liaises with the Board of Trustees.

Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree, educational leadership/management experience, Montessori credentials or experience, exceptional communication skills, emotional intelligence, and a start date on or before July 1, 2024. Preferred qualifications include an AMI diploma, a master’s degree, Montessori educational leadership experience, prior teaching or school administrative roles, fundraising expertise, and business training.

Applicants are required to submit a resume, an educational philosophy statement, and a cover letter explaining their interest and suitability for leading MSGH.

The salary is competitive and based on qualifications and experience, with benefits such as health insurance and a 403b retirement plan. For those interested, applications should be sent to the Head of School Search Committee at