Aristoi Classical Academy
March 7, 2023
Katy, TX, Texas
Job Type


Position: Head of Middle School (Hiring for 2023 - 2024 School Year)
Reports to: Headmaster
Duty Days: 12-Months
Employee Status: Exempt
Hours: 7:15 AM – 4:00 PM. Monday – Friday (Some weekends and evenings will be required)

Job Summary: The Head of Middle School first and foremost embodies the Mission of Aristoi Classical Academy. In word and deed, the Head models the mature achievement of classical education—clear thinking, cogent communication, magnanimity and humility in relationship, and integrity in leadership. The Head is active in communicating the Mission of the school to students, parents, teachers, and the wider community. The Head collaborates with the Superintendent and Board to faithfully carry Aristoi’s Mission into new contexts as the school faces new challenges and opportunities.

The Head of Middle School 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 secondary 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 Head 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.


  • Master’s Degree required from an accredited university (Liberal Arts Discipline preferred)
  • Principal Certification preferred or willing to complete principal certification program
  • Classical education preferred
  • Teaching experience (classical education preferred)
  • Administrative experience preferred
  • Teacher Evaluation experience

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ongoing classical education development
  • Department chair experience is preferred to continue to develop the high school program
  • 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


  • Three to five years experience as a classroom teacher
  • Administrative experience preferred
  • Experience with public school accountability (preferred)

Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Implements school mission, vision, and philosophy under guidance of Headmaster
  • Communicates the school’s classical distinction to the community
  • Supervises middle school teachers and personnel (grades 5-8) directly or indirectly
  • Develops the educational plan, curriculum, policies, programs and budget for final approval by Superintendent
  • Designs in-service program in collaboration with Head of High School, Headmaster and
  • Leads and facilitates faculty meetings
  • Meets regularly with department chairs and Head of High School
  • Works alongside the PEIMS coordinator to produce the Middle School master schedule
  • Works alongside the Head of High School, Headmaster, and Superintendent to complete the annual Campus Needs Assessment and Campus Improvement Plan
  • Submits the development recommendations for faculty, staff and administration to the
    Headmaster and Superintendent
  • Implements state regulations and assessments
  • Oversees middle school student life program
  • Oversees all goals and objectives for Middle School departments
  • Works alongside the Head of High School to oversee departments/programs including athletics, fine arts, and extra-curriculars
  • Pursues opportunities for community involvement by the Aristoi community
  • Works alongside the Head of High School to oversee 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 Headmaster and then
    Superintendent for final interview and possible hire
  • Works with Headmaster to recruit teachers and school personnel
  • Assists Headmaster and Superintendent with recruiting, hiring and job descriptions
  • Works alongside the Headmaster, Superintendent, and the School Board regarding policies and procedures
  • 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 student and parent meetings and conferences
  • Works alongside the District Testing Coordinator and Headmaster to review all Middle 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 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 Dean of Students to create a system of implementing consequences for
    disciplinary infractions and assure consistent application of the Aristoi Student Code of
  • Communicates regularly with teachers concerning the well-being, achievement, and the
    success of the students
  • Provides virtuous character training for students

Other Requirements:

  • Be able to travel on school business, attend in and out of the area trainings, meetings and/or conferences as required
  • Maintains confidentiality of information as required by school personnel policies and/or state and federal regulations
  • Maintain one’s self at all times so as not to discredit himself/herself or the school

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.

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