Our client is the Circle of Seasons Charter School (COS) (https://www.circleofseasons.org/) in Fogelsville, PA (i.e., the greater Allentown, PA area).
We are searching for a dynamic and creative Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Principal, whose passion for public education and Public Waldorf pedagogy propels the school forward as a pioneer in Public Waldorf education. The ideal candidate will lead with joy and enthusiasm, manage with emotional maturity, and connect the COS community using excellent organizational and communication skills. They will draw upon a strong capacity for kindness, compassion, and thoughtfulness, as they inspire academic excellence built on the foundation of the COS Public Waldorf curriculum.
The CEO/Principal cultivates a school culture that celebrates play and learning and nurtures a connection with each child. They will guide the faculty and administrative team to collaboratively establish a holistic educational experience for the 450+ students in grades K-8 and their families.
The CEO/Principal serves as the school’s lead administrative official and Principal, providing overall leadership under the direction of the Board of Trustees and in collaboration with stakeholders.
RESPONSIBILITIES of the CEO / Principal:
*Advances Circle of Seasons Charter, mission, vision, and values in collaboration with teachers, administrators, families and the Board of Trustees.
*Ability to create and implement policies, processes, and procedures to comply with Charter School law, and Board directives.
*Proficient in PSSA and PASA procedures and management of state assessment data.
*Proficient in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support including School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.
*Knowledge of IDEA and both state and federal special education requirements.
*Oversee charter renewal process every five years.
*Execute all decisions approved by the Board of Trustees, adhering to COS policies & bylaws, the Charter Agreement, and state and federal law.
*Work with the Board to set economic and enrollment objectives and financial and accounting policies and practices.
*Work with the Financial Committee and grants team and contracted business manager to complete federal and state grant work.
*Assure school adheres to and supports mandated health and safety requirements including Threat Assessment Team, Safe Schools, Safe2SaySomething.
*Oversee and develop professional evaluation protocols for all teachers, school-based employees, and Leadership Team members.
REQUIREMENTS of the CEO / Principal:
*PA State Principal certification.
*5 or more years of successful school-based administrative experience or related role.
*5 or more years of teaching experience.
*Experience working as a teacher and/or administrator in a traditional public or public charter school.
*Experience working as a teacher and/or administrator in a Waldorf or other pedagogically innovative school preferred.
*Master’s degree or higher preferred.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Principal position provides an excellent salary ($120,000 to $150,000) commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.
Equal Opportunity Policy: Circle of Seasons Charter School is a public school under the Supervision of the Commonwealth and equal opportunity employer. Circle of Seasons Charter School fully supports a policy of equal employment opportunity in all job classifications and this encompasses recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, transfer, dismissal, compensation, and training of all personnel.
To apply for this position, submit cover letter and resume to:
Search Coordinator, Rich Lukesh at