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Principal-Armenian Sisters’ Academy (PS-8) - Montrose, CA-Starting School Year (September 2019)

Armenian Sisters’ Academy (A.S.A.) - Montrose, CA

Posted 2/8/2019 until 4/30/2019

Description:

Reports to: The A.S.A. President and Advisory Board

Applicants with less than 7 years teaching experience and no Master's Degree will not be considered for this position.

History: The Armenian Sisters’ Academy, located in Montrose, California, was founded in 1985 by Sister Hripsime Chiftelian and Sister Aida Alajian, and is one of two schools in the United States that are operated by the order of the Armenian Sisters’ of the Immaculate Conception. Founded specifically for the teaching apostolate and to help preserve and perpetuate their ethnic identity, the Armenian Sisters’ Academy has never abandoned their original commitment. Thanks to the Sisters’ strong faith and vigor, an Armenian child in America learns the religion, language, history and cultural traditions of his/her forefathers. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has a Preschool (Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten), Kindergarten, and elementary grades 1st through 8th.

Opportunity: The Armenian Sisters’ Academy is seeking a principal who is experienced, talented, a visionary, and a dynamic leader with a proven record of success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Principal shall sustain and promote the mission of the Armenian Sisters’ of the Immaculate Conception, as well as initiate, administer, and coordinate all school programs, services and operations, including supervision of the faculty and staff, and shall provide educational leadership in accordance with the guidelines and policies set forth from the school’s President and Advisory Board in a healthy and safe manner with the students best interest at heart.

Leadership, Vision, and Strategy:

  • Model reflective practices and utilizes survey data, student achievement data, and other information to think forward, strategically lead, and inspire others to higher levels of performance, commitment, innovation and motivation.
  • Works with the school’s President, Advisory Board, faculty and staff to seek out future opportunities to ensure the school’s enrollment is maximized, most recent and relevant teaching methods are practiced, technology is up-to-date, and the school’s accreditation(s) is up to date.
  • Motivate, lead, and mentor teachers to improve instructional practices, increase content expertise, improve student performance, and instill rigorous expectations.
  • Provide professional and instructional support through feedback for classroom observations, designing and reviewing professional growth plans, and reviewing instructional documents.

Culture:

  • Responsible for building and maintaining a strong, positive, results driven school culture while keeping true to the school’s values, established history and the Armenian Catholic identity.
  • Work to create and maintain a culture of open communication amongst staff through various events (staff appreciation week, birthday celebrations, team building, etc.).
  • Plan, facilitate and attend school functions such as parent meetings, open house, parent-teacher conferences, sporting events, fundraisers, faculty and staff training and development sessions.
  • Responsible to be the driving force behind the faculty and staff ensuring they have the tools, training, and materials necessary to accomplish all goals and tasks at hand.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a solid parent network of volunteers to maximize the school’s potential.

Management and Operations:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the school’s administrative office, maintenance, other facilities, and food services.
  • Uphold all relevant state laws, contracts, and policies as well as the policies set forth by the school’s President and Advisory Board; such as safety drills and student health records and files.
  • Establish the administrative structure of the school by developing clear job descriptions for each faculty and staff member, as well as recruiting, hiring, developing, training and evaluating key personnel.
  • Responsible for all communications to faculty, staff, students, parents, the school’s President and Advisory Board and all others in the community in a professional manner.
  • Responsible for developing a master school schedule for each grade and overall school calendar.
  • Responsible for developing and presenting reports to the school’s President, Mother Superior and the Advisory Board, as needed.

Requirements:

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Doctorate in Education preferred.
  • 7-10 years teaching experience required.
  • 2 years administrative experience required.
  • Private school experience a plus.
  • Bilingual: English and Armenian a plus.
  • Possess organizational qualities to lead, guide and motivate others.
  • Possess interpersonal qualities to promote harmonious relationships among staff.
The Armenian Sisters’ Academy does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, actual or perceived race, actual or perceived gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The Armenian Sisters’ Academy complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals​ 

Information/Application Contact:

Armenian Sisters’ Academy (A.S.A.) - Montrose, CA
sisterluciah@hotmail.com

E-Mail: sisterluciah@hotmail.com
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