Upper School Teaching Principal

Westside Christian Academy Published: November 26, 2018
Westlake (Cleveland), Ohio
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This school leader has been called by God to come alongside WCA parents to help educate their children to be all that God desires. Promoting dynamic Christ-centered training, he will serve as a leader and role-model to both Upper School faculty and students in grades 7-12. The principal reports to the headmaster and directly oversees the upper school staff. The work of the principal must be conducted in a way that embraces the school’s mission, core values and educational philosophy. The principal works collaboratively with the headmaster, director of curriculum and instruction, athletic director and faculty to fulfill the objectives of the position and ensure the highest quality Christian educational experience for all students. He or she also carries a part-time teaching schedule and leads with skill, winsomeness, and joy.

We launched grade 9 in the 2015-16 school year and will have our first high school graduates in the spring of 2019. We currently have 67 students in grades 7-12 and expect to be nearing 100 in the next three years. Adhering to our educational philosophy and vision, the principal will be instrumental to further sharpen and shape the culture and curriculum of the Upper School in collaboration with the faculty and school community. The Upper School principal is responsible in leading daily operations for our dialectic and rhetoric division and for guiding the faculty in academic excellence and a Christ-honoring culture.

•Spiritually mature Christian with a joyous love for teens, a strong academic mind and a pastor’s heart
•Passion for Christian education and strong knowledge of classical methodology, curriculum, and biblical / theological foundation
•Masters or doctorate degree and a commitment to life-long learning
•Teaching and/or administrative experience in a classical school
•Excellent communication/people skills

Send cover letter and cv to Jim Whiteman, Headmaster,  jwhiteman@westsideacademy.org