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25 Jan 2022

Principal or Vice Principal Principal

Montesssori Peaks Academy
 Littleton, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Position Opening for School Principal

Beginning June 1, 2022

Join our staff as the school principal and lead a team of highly dedicated teachers and support staff in providing a high-quality educational experience for our students.

Position Information

  • At will contract: June 1, 2022 (or earlier upon agreement) through May 31, 2023 (Employed by MPA)
  • Compensation Range: $97,500 – $110,000 (Based on qualifications/experience)
  • Benefits: Comparable to Jefferson County School District employees, including a professional development budget allocated and administered by the Board of Directors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education
  • Three years of experience in educational leadership
  • Montessori training or a commitment to advancing and understanding Montessori education
  • Colorado Principal’s License or the equivalent in another state (with a commitment to become licensed in Colorado)

Job Responsibilities

Public and School Community Relations

  • Engage with staff, parents, and students to promote a positive learning environment
  • Represent the school in a way that fosters and maintains positive community/media relations

Montessori Philosophy of Education

  • Guide and support the application of the Montessori Educational Philosophy within all areas of the school
  • Ensure all federal, state, and district educational standards are met using Montessori methods and curriculum


Fiscal Responsibility

  • Maintain the necessary resources to ensure a strong financial position
  • Collaborate with the board to develop a sustainability plan for continued success of the school
  • Develop strategies to increase school enrollment and ensure future stability

Educational Program

  • Evaluate the performance of the staff based on core values with the goal of continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with staff, parents, and students to provide the best education for each student and assist them in their academic and professional goals
  • Oversee and support the adherence of school policies


  • Foster innovation and growth of staff and programs
  • Promote a positive, collaborative, transparent, and inclusive school culture
  • Administer district and school policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to maintain the school’s operational charter

How to Apply

Application and Hiring Process General timeline for search, screening, and final interview(s):  Through February and thereafter as needed, applications will be received until the search committee has sufficient qualified and viable candidates to present to the Board of Directors for interview and hire.  All applicants will be contacted regarding their respective status in this process.  During this time period, a search committee comprised of parents, staff, and the Board of Directors will paper screen all applicants and decide if any applicant will receive a phone interview and/or have an in-person first interview.  The Board of Directors will conduct final interviews in at such time as sufficient qualified candidates have been referred to the Board by the search committee. Please provide via email ( the following as attachments:
  • Cover Letter addressed to the MPA Board of Directors
  • Resume
  • Three professional references and last or current supervisor (If there is an issue with contacting your current supervisor/Board, please so state and explain the reason(s))
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Your brief response to the three essay questions provided below
All communication regarding this application process must come via the email address Essay Questions
  1. Please tell us what you know about MPA, how that would guide your leadership for MPA’s future as the Principal providing examples of your leadership experiences and skills to reflect your ability to speak to and implement MPA’s mission and vision.
  2. Please describe what joys and challenges a PreK-6th grade educational program and setting would bring to you as MPA’s Principal.
  3. MPA is in the process of seeking to add to its educational offerings by opening a middle school for 7th and 8th Please discuss any experiences or interests you have that could contribute to the successful implementation of a middle school program at MPA.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.