Principal - Pleasant Ridge Montessori (Open ONLY to current CPS Principals, current CPS Assistant Pr

Cincinnati, OH, US
Feb 26, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Pleasant Ridge Montessori School

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    Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) serves nearly 36,000 students preschool to 12th grade in 63 school communities, across a 90-square-mile district in Southwest Ohio. Cincinnati Public Schools is the best-performing large urban district in Ohio and ranks among the top 2 percent of Ohio districts for students' learning and growth and offers families high-quality school choices and academic programs.

    The district's innovative approach to education, its investment in effective and caring educators and employees, and vast array of collaborative partnerships have accelerated school performance to the highest level in decades - ensuring that students in preschool to 12th grade thrive and graduate prepared for successful lives in the 21st century.

    Cincinnati Public is looking for creative, innovative, passionate, problem-solvers to join our team. We seek to have a positive impact on our children and families every day and are looking for staff members who want to not only do an excellent job with their career field but also serve as a role model for the children in CPS. We invite you to become a member of our CPS work family.

    Principal - Pleasant Ridge Montessori School

    The Cincinnati Public Schools is seeking an outstanding, visionary instructional leader who possesses strong educational leadership skills to work closely with staff, parents and community in support of Montessori philosophy and methods to serve as the Principal of Pleasant Ridge Montessori School, a neighborhood Prek-6 Montessori School.

    The leader for this school will provide vision and direction to shape a program that seeks to develop to the fullest extent possible, every student's potential for creativity, initiative, independence, inner discipline and self-confidence which will foster an enthusiasm for life and learning and ensure student achievement.


    The successful candidate shall possess the ability to:
    • Demonstrate exemplary leadership and encourage shared decision-making between administration and staff.
    • Be respectful of and work well with students, parents and volunteers in a diverse environment.
    • Be able to accommodate the successful integration of state standards with Montessori curriculum.
    • Interpret goals of Cincinnati Public Schools to the students, staff and community.
    • Implement disciplinary procedures with the goal of changing undesired behavior while instilling into the children an awareness of their role in the world.
    • Communicate and work well with teachers, team leaders, civil service staff, assistant principal, parents and community.
    • Be committed to a safe and family-friendly school that engages and encourages involvement by all parents in the education process.
    • Be a professional ambassador of PRM in the public domain and have the ability to develop and implement a public relations plan.
    • Instill and perpetuate enthusiasm for the Montessori methods of teaching and learning.
    • Establish high expectations for staff, students, parents and community members.
    • Be dedicated to promoting and achieving academic excellence and implementing the vision of PRM.
    • Facilitate the collaboration of regular education teachers and intervention specialists.
    • Be committed to an extended and flexible time schedule to supervise extra-curricular/athletic activities.
    • Have knowledge of budgeting and the ability to distribute and manage State, Federal and General funds.
    • Have the ability to develop and /or maintain community partnerships.


    Elementary principal's certificate valid for the State of Ohio. Those applicants completing all coursework for the principal's license by July 1, 2019, must submit a letter of verification from the program advisor in lieu of the license.

    Master's degree or beyond with a concentration in educational administration.
    Previous experience in a Montessori setting or the commitment to obtain Montessori training within two years.

    Minimum of three years as a successful teacher or in a teaching-related position and two years in an administrative or supervisory position

    Salary Range:

    Type of Contract: Principal
    Salary: Per CAAS Agreement

    Principals will be placed in the level equal to their years of leadership as principal and other salary differentials, if applicable.


    All applicants should submit a resume, and application online at click on employment, then Apply Online.

    Note: A lead teacher in a position may not be appointed to an administrative position while serving as a lead teacher. A lead teacher may apply for an administrative position if the lead teacher resigns the lead teacher position prior to submitting an application, however, selection is not guaranteed. A consulting teacher may not be appointed to an administrative position while serving as a consulting teacher
    and for one full school year after serving as a consulting teacher.

    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

    Certain jobs at Cincinnati Public Schools may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation are available upon request from Human Resources.

    Cincinnati Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The district has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.


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