Valor Classical Academy seeks a head of school who will be aligned with the school’s mission and serve as its leader in preparation for the school opening as a K-6 charter at full capacity in the Fall of 2023. The mission of Valor Classical Academy is to educate the minds of students to seek truth, beauty, and goodness as they pursue academic excellence through a rigorous, content-rich curriculum that develops moral character and civic virtue. The head of school is a salaried, exempt position with a 12-month work schedule. Salary will be set annually on a performance-based schedule, and the head of school will report to the school’s board of directors. The head of school’s overarching role will be to maintain the integrity of the school’s culture and effective learning environment. The head of school will administer and supervise every aspect of the school’s daily instructional, administrative, and academic functions and will set the example for all students, teachers, and staff to maintain a constant atmosphere of civility, trustworthiness, respect, and concern for one another. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A solid understanding of classical education and a dedication to the liberal arts and the teaching of civics; Indiana certification as either school principal or educational leadership required within the first year of employment; Five (5) years of related professional experience; and Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree, teaching experience at the K-12 or college level, a record of leadership, and demonstrated abilities in speaking and writing. SAMPLING OF DUTIES Recruiting and supervising instructional faculty and staff for the school; Managing state assessment procedures and compliance; Ensuring the school is operating within the set instructional budget; Enforcing the policies and procedures of the organization as set by the board of directors, including the student code of conduct; Maintaining knowledge of charter school laws and Indiana statutes; Assuring that all academic components of the school’s charter are being met; and Serving as the liaison with the Hillsdale College Barney Charter School Initiative.
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WRITTEN ESSAY Applicants must include a one or two-page statement describing their philosophy of education and how it fits within the classical model. Please submit your resume and essay as instructed in this online application and/or email your materials to [email protected].