John Adams Academy
January 9, 2022
5 Sierra Gate Plaza, Suite 100, Roseville, California
Job Type


Position Title:  Headmaster                                    Department: Campus

Reports to: Superintendent                                      Calendar: 12 Month

Position Overview

As a servant leader, the Headmaster is responsible for the stewardship of both the academics and operations of a campus. The Headmaster must be able to communication and inspire stakeholders in the mission and vision of the Academy. The Headmaster is primarily responsible for overseeing the implementation of the American Classical Leadership Education model for all staff and all grade levels.

Essential Duties and Requirements           

  • Provide vision and inspiration in the American Classical Leadership Education model
  • Lead by example in self-development in that model
  • Provide instructional leadership to the campus
  • Work in a collaborative manner with the Superintendent’s Cabinet to implement the goals and policies of the Board of Trustees.
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders of the Academy
  • Supervise all employees of the campus; make recommendations to the superintendent regarding the hiring of campus employees
  • With mentor teachers, plan and implement professional development
  • Provide regular performance evaluations of all campus employees
  • Attend meetings at the Non-Profit Services Division (NSD) as requested by the NSD and stay in direct contact with the NSD to assist the NSD in its oversight duties
  • Provide assistance and coordination in the implementation and ordering of curriculum
  • Oversee parent/scholar/teacher relations
  • Attend IEP/504 meetings as required by law
  • Oversee scholar disciplinary matters
  • Oversee the coordination of the administration of standardized testing
  • Plan and coordinate new family scholar orientation
  • Attend all Academy board meetings and attend as necessary authorizing district board meetings
  • Oversee site safety
  • Oversee writing the annual SARC
  • Develop and present the annual campus performance report to the Superintendent, the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees. Present to the authorizing board as required.
  • Accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.
  • Be a good steward of funds, time, materials, fellow staff members, and other resources. Oversees campus budget and expenditures.
  • Facilitate campus specific events
  • Recommend and oversee contracted service providers (all contracts are entered into and executed by the Executive Director or his designee).
  • Participate in the dispute-resolution procedure and the complaint procedure when necessary
  • Participate in the writing of applications for grants


Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to explain and implement the John Adams Academy Servant-Leadership model, values and American Classical Education model.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, a high level of critical thinking, analysis, reflection and cooperative team building attributes.
  • Proficient ability to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Maintain positive, proactive communication with administration, staff and the Board of Trustees.
  • Practical experience with evidence-based interventions and instructional practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Academy organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  • Ability to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of proper allocation of financial and human capital resources to achieve the best results of set goals.
  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with the staff, parent organizations/volunteers and scholars.
  • Maintain suitable personal attributes, a high level of positive relationships with scholars, parents, colleagues, and the community, adaptability, resourcefulness, and growth in instructional skills, and professional attributes that positively reinforce the welfare of the school and scholars.
  • Assess effectiveness of programs.
  • Assist in interpreting the academy program to parents and other members of the community in order to promote greater understanding among community groups of academy objectives, accomplishments, and values.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to give and take direction
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Very effective organizational skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, Core Values, policies and procedures

Personal Attributes

The Headmaster must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Leadership of the campus.  The Headmaster must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Demonstrate and promote the John Adams Academy Ten Core Values
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Be flexible
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Be willing to learn new skills and talents
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

Education, Experience and Certification

  • Valid California Teaching Credential (preferred)
  • Valid California Administrative Credential (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Administration experience preferred
  • Three years plus classroom teaching experience

Other Requirements

  • Current TB, CPR and First Aid Certification
  • LiveScan Fingerprint Clearance with the Department of Justice

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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