Headwaters School, a Pre-K through grade 12 independent day school, serving 450 students across its three campuses in Austin, TX, is seeking an Elementary School Director for the 2021-2022 academic year. Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, we are inspired, organized, and guided by our Purpose, Promise, and PACT. These ideas serve as the foundation for our daily work. With 175 students in the elementary school, Headwaters School provides a warm and welcoming school culture for its students, while expecting curiosity, deep engagement, and self-expression of each of its community members. Students, faculty, and staff are known on a first-name basis and pride themselves on belonging, direct communication, and authenticity in their relationships.
All of our employees are responsible for bringing our Purpose statement to life: We cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world. In addition, we Promise each day to guide our students to live authentically, think expansively, and create bravely. We invite our students, guides, staff, parents, and trustees to be Peacemakers, Advocates, Creators, and Thinkers, and the PACT, as it’s called, serves as outcomes for all of our programs. Our faculty and staff ensure all members of our school community understand their role as Advocates in advancing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
The Elementary School Director reports directly to the Head of School and works closely with the Elementary School Learning Specialist, Campus Manager, Middle School Director, the Admissions Office and Business Office. The Elementary Director also serves on the Senior Leadership Team and leads the elementary school faculty. Our ideal candidate will have significant Montessori teaching experience, a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree, Montessori certification and administrative experience. Additionally, we are seeking candidates who appreciate and understand the developmental period known as middle childhood.
In addition to teaching experience, the successful candidate will need to possess the following attributes: flexibility, resourcefulness, and playfulness. Headwaters is committed to anit-bias and anti-racist work, and we are eager to meet candidates with experience in the important areas of diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position and compensation is competitive for the greater Austin area. The school offers a wide-range of benefits including generous paid time off, 100% paid medical insurance for an employee on our HSA/High Deductible plan, 401(k) plan, tuition remission, on-going professional support and continuing education opportunities, and a unique working environment where you are able to share and receive ongoing feedback.
Headwaters School welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination law. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All Employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.
About Headwaters School
Headwaters School is an independent school in Austin, Texas serving students from early childhood through grade 12. Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, we cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world.