Title: Headmaster Reports to: Superintendent Duty days: 12-Months Wage/Hour Status: Exempt Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (Some weekends and evenings will be required) The Headmaster first and foremost embodies the Mission of Aristoi Classical Academy. In word and deed, the Headmaster models the mature achievement of classical education— clear thinking, cogent communication, magnanimity and humility in relationship, and integrity in leadership. The Headmaster is active in communicating the Mission of the school to students, parents, teachers, and the wider community. The Headmaster collaborates with the Superintendent and Board to faithfully carry Aristoi’s Mission into new contexts as the school faces new challenges and opportunities. The Headmaster embraces a dual identity—he or she is at once the master teacher among faculty and staff and the administrator of a growing charter school campus with multiple buildings, and grounds. As the leader of a classical school, this individual must establish authority as an able educator and scholar with the ability to speak knowledgeably to issues of classical liberal arts pedagogy, curriculum, and philosophy of education while also being directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of an entire campus. The Headmaster must possess exemplary management capabilities including effective use of time, the judicious selection of priorities, the ability to productively delegate, and a comfort with holding other parties accountable to fulfill their responsibilities. Qualifications: Master’s Degree required from an accredited university (Liberal Arts Discipline preferred) Principal Certification or willing to complete principal certification program Classical education preferred Teaching experience (classical education preferred) Administrative experience required Teacher Evaluation experience Special Knowledge/Skills Ongoing classical education development Teacher supervision experience Thorough understanding and ability to coordinate campus operations Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Strong focus on the creation of an orderly disciplined environment Love and Logic trained and become a trained facilitator Experience: Two years’ experience as a classroom teacher Administrative experience preferred Experience with public school accountability (preferred) Job Responsibilities/Duties • Reports to Superintendent • Implements school mission, vision, and philosophy • Communicates the school’s classical distinction to the community • Supervises all personnel, directly or indirectly • Develops the educational plan, curriculum, policies, programs and budget for final approval by Superintendent/Headmaster • Recommend all coursed of study, curriculum guides, and texts to be used in the school that match the schools mission, vision and philosophy (MVP) • Cultivate and reward excellence in teaching • Prescribe rules for the classification and advancement of students • Ensure that the values of a democratic society are taught in appropriate and sanctioned ways • Submit to the Superintendent a plan for approval of the academic and professional growth of faculty • Oversee student's academic progress and recognize academic excellence • Nurture both students and teachers to achieve their greatest potential academically, instructionally, and morally • Stress the importance of education to students, families, and the community • enforce dress code and appearance policy • Designs in-service program in collaboration with Superintendent and administration • Leads and facilitates Upper School faculty meetings • Meets regularly with department chairs • Works alongside the PEIMS coordinator to produce the Upper School master schedule • Works alongside the Superintendent to complete the annual Campus Needs Assessment and Campus Improvement Plan • Submits the development recommendations for faculty, staff and administration to the Superintendent • Submits faculty and staff hiring recommendations to Superintendent/Headmaster for interview • Implements state regulations and assessments • Oversees student life program • Reviews and approves curriculum purchases and objectives • Implements opportunities for parent involvement • Oversees all goals and objectives for Upper School departments and programs i.e. athletics, fine arts, extra-curricular • Pursues opportunities for community involvement by the Aristoi community • Oversees a safe, clean and orderly facility • Performs human resource duties of reviewing incoming employment applications, following up on references and interviews, and then submitting to Superintendent for final interview and possible hire • Assists Superintendent with recruiting, hiring and job descriptions • Evaluate personnel performance • Provide and direct professional development opportunities for the faculty and staff when possible, the Headmaster teaches a course • Counsel, reprimand, and document the discipline of employees and taking corrective action, including recommendation to the Superintendent of termination of employment, when necessary • Work with parent groups and committees • Ensure the professionalism of the faculty and staff • Oversee creation of the handbooks in cooperation with the Superintendent • Recommend and develop along with Superintendent appropriate policies and procedures to implement and to be adopted by the School Board • Schedules and leads faculty meetings • Attend and participate in all meetings of the School Board and its committees • Oversee information and preparation of reports to be placed before the School Board as needed to ensure the making of informed decisions • Keep informed of modern educational thought and practices by advanced study, by visiting schools elsewhere, by attending educational conferences, and by other appropriate means • Assure timely reporting and compliance with all stipulations agreed to in the “Charter” and the amendments granted to the academy by the TEA, including but not limited to, instruction and curriculum, including measurements of achievement of skills and objectives according to state standards, and meeting the minimum number of days and number of minutes of instruction for each subject; attendance reporting requirements for students; confidential management of student records; building, fire, safety and health code requirements; and Special Education services Develop clearly understood procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disaster • Works alongside the Superintendent and the School Board regarding policies and procedures • Assists the Superintendent and Business Manager with budget planning regarding local and federal funds • Stays current on TEA regulations and the implementation of state requirements to ensure that the school is in compliance with these rules and expectations • Plans and facilitates all student and parent meetings and conferences. • Works alongside the District Testing Coordinator to review all School testing to ensure that all requirements by state and federal authorities, all School Board policies, and the requirements of the Superintendent are administered • Coordinates and facilitates teacher training for state test administrations under the direction of the District Testing Coordinator (DTC) • Oversees all communication to parents and teachers throughout the school year regarding all testing requirements under the direction of the DTC • Works closely with RTI Coordinator, Special Education Coordinator, Student Services Coordinator to monitor and follow up on At Risk students throughout the school year • Conducts Grade Placement Committee meetings in collaboration with teachers and parents to develop Accelerated Instruction Plans (AIP) as required by state guidelines under the direction of the DTC • All other duties as assigned by the Superintendent Disciplinary duties • Works with the Superintendent and Dean of Students to ensure consistent application of the Love and Logic philosophy of discipline • Ensures teachers understand and practice classroom management consistent with Love and Logic management and discipline • Works with the Superintendent and Dean of Students to create a system of implementing consequences for disciplinary infractions and assure consistent application of the Aristoi Student Code of Conduct • Communicates regularly with teachers concerning the well-being, achievement, and the success of the students • Provides virtuous character training for students Aristoi Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability. This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.