Head of Upper School

Aristoi Classical Academy
April 8, 2019
Katy, TX
Job Type


The Head of Upper 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 Upper 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

Two years’ experience as a classroom teacher
Administrative experience preferred
Experience with public school accountability (preferred)

Job Responsibilities/Duties:
 Reports to Superintendent/Headmaster
 Implements school mission, vision, and philosophy
 Communicates the school’s classical distinction to the community
 Supervises all upper school personnel, directly or indirectly
 Develops the educational plan, curriculum, policies, programs and budget for final approval by
 Designs in-service program in collaboration with Superintendent/Headmaster and administration
 Leads and facilitates Upper School faculty meetings
 Meets regularly with department chairs
 Works alongside the PEIMS coordinator to produce the Upper School master schedule
 Works alongside the Superintendent/Headmaster to complete the annual Campus Needs
Assessment and Campus Improvement Plan
 Submits the development recommendations for faculty, staff and administration to the
 Submits faculty and staff hiring recommendations to Superintendent/Headmaster for interview
 Implements state regulations and assessments
 Oversees student life program
 Reviews and approves curriculum purchases and objectives
 Implements opportunities for parent involvement
 Oversees all goals and objectives for Upper School departments and programs i.e. athletics, fine arts,
 Pursues opportunities for community involvement by the Aristoi community
 Oversees 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 Superintendent/Headmaster for final
interview and possible hire
 Assists Superintendent/Headmaster with recruiting, hiring and job descriptions
 Works alongside the Superintendent/Headmaster and the School Board regarding policies and
 Assists the Superintendent/Headmaster and Business Manager with budget planning regarding
local and federal funds
 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 all student and parent meetings and conferences.

 Works alongside the District Testing Coordinator to review all Upper School testing to ensure that all requirements by state and federal authorities, all School Board policies, and the
requirements of the Superintendent/Headmaster 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/Headmaster
Disciplinary duties
 Works with the Superintendent/Headmaster and 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 the Superintendent/Headmaster and Dean of Students to create a system of implementing consequences for disciplinary infractions and assure consistent application of the
Aristoi Student Code of Conduct
 Communicates regularly with teachers concerning the well-being, achievement, and the success
of the students
 Provides virtuous character training for students

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