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Posted On: Jun 24, 2021

Head of School July 2022

Gladwyne Montessori School

Gladwyne,PA, usa

Gladwyne Montessori, established in 1962, is an independent Montessori school, nestled along Philadelphia’s Main Line.

Gladwyne Montessori is led by a group of passionate and highly experienced individuals. The school’s Board of Trustees, in partnership with the senior administration staff, works closely to maintain and enhance the exceptional educational experience being offered to the children at Gladwyne Montessori.

About the Position

Gladwyne Montessori has weathered the Covid storm, remaining open for most of the school year and enrolling a significant number of new families for 2021-22. With a fully balanced budget and zero debt, the school is in a strong position to complete a $3.5 million campaign for campus enhancements. The next Head of School will be a leader who can work effectively with the Board, focus on developing a strong administrative team and procedures, and promote the mission of the full Montessori experience. A strong faculty and a Director of Montessori Learning are well in place.

Leadership and personal qualities desired in the next Head of School

An Advanced Degree

Minimum of three years of demonstrated leadership and management skills

A self-aware leader who has a deep understanding of and commitment to the Montessori philosophy of education

An educator who understands and appreciates child development … infant to pre-adolescent.

The ability to hire and retain highly competent faculty and administrative staff who are committed to excellence and to developing pathways for their continued professional growth

A leader who is committed to a highly effective and transparent relationship with the Board

A “people person” who enjoys being highly visible in the school and in the community

An understanding of the value of parents as partners in the education of their children

Demonstrated experience in distributive leadership in a school environment

Experience in finance, human resources, risk management, and general operations of a school

A collaborative leadership style with experience in teambuilding

An active listener and effective communicator who can articulate a future vision for Gladwyne Montessori

A leader who is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

A leader who is committed to transparency and can earn the trust of all constituent groups

Click here to view the Information for Candidates Report.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following documents in a single merged pdf

Cover letter addressed to the Gladwyne Montessori Search Committee

EC cover sheet (contact EC partner for this form)


Statement of leadership philosophy

List of five references (name, contact information, relationship to candidate)

Application materials are to be sent in a single Word document or PDF. Confidential Inquiries are welcomed.

Application materials and inquiries may be submitted to:

Doug Jennings, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative or 317-319-2936


Mary Seppala, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative or 610-772-7625