Position Title: Elementary Principal – Marquette Montessori Elementary Salary Range: 80K to 120K annually with a 5K stipend available 

Contract Length: Contractual Year 

Preferred Application Deadline: April 8, 2021 

Start Date: Immediate preferred; July 1, 2021 required 

Supervisor: Director of School Learning- Turnaround 


Basic Function: The principal’s core responsibility is the improvement of student learning toward the vision of Quality Learning for Every Student EveryDay actualized when every student meets grade level expectations. This work is done by an individual who is a visionary, disciplined, and courageous in their instructional leadership efforts. Toward this end, 70% or more of his/her time is to be devoted to curriculum, instruction, professional learning, and the systems necessary to support these. Serves as the instructional, organizational, and cultural leader of the school. Supervises all certified and non-certified personnel serving in the school. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Demonstrated proficiency at the following, with consistent focus on the achievement of high standards by all students: 

Developing and nurturing a school climate focused on and supporting significant learning by all through a Montessori approach and design 

Engaging community stakeholders and partners in the educational opportunities of the building 

Prioritizing family and community member engagement in service of improving student learning outcomes 

Developing systems around the use of Restorative Justice, PBIS, and a MTSS to address the needs of all learners including adults 

Formulating long range goals and using a systems approach to planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services 

Accurately assessing the effectiveness of teacherson the dimensions of; 

understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning 

planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students 

creating and maintaining an effective environment for student learning 

engaging and supporting all students in learning, 

Assessing student learning, and developing as a professional educator to address the needs of all students; 

Developing and using a formative and summative assessment system at the building level that guides and informs instruction and student learning supports 

Developing, facilitating, and assessing professional learning programs and activities guided by the Standards for Professional Learning and other best practice. 

Providing effective leadership and facilitation in administrative and leadership teams;

Organizing personnel, materials, and facilities in efficient support of student learning; Working effectively with diverse people and groups; 

Cultivating a safe school environment that is conducive to teaching and learning Developing a collegial environment that supports student leadership, collaboration, and growth 

Establishing and maintaining a school culture of high academic and behavioral expectations Evaluating the progress of all school-based staffin accordance with state law and policy 


Turnaround Abilities: Demonstrated ability to lead turnaround efforts in a collaborative environment including both external and internal partners. Ability to put systems in place to ensure accelerated achievement of students, while ensuring sustainability of achievement and growth. 

Setting a vision for the school’s academic program and inspiring buy-in from staff and students 

Hiring, training, managing, supervising, and coaching school-based staff with a focus on providing actionable, concrete feedback 

Monitoring, supporting, and developing staff instructional learning experiences through targeted, results-oriented professional development experiences 

Collaborating with teacher leadership teams to develop and approve operational plans that set policies for the school 

Developing, managing, and implementing a budget that supports the school’s vision, mission, and goals 

Consistently monitoring progress towards goals and pursue continuous improvement Delegating leadership and decision–making effectively throughout the school Communicating and engaging with the broader school community in an effective, timely, and compelling manner 

Collaborating with external educational partners to develop clear improvement and turnaround strategies 

Ability to think from a systemic perspective 

Engaging strategies to overcome obstacles such as implementation gap, collective bargaining, etc. 

Leading and making decisions based on data and evidence/research based practices Creative thinking ability and the ability to effectively manage others towards outcomes and ambitious goals despite significant obstacles. 

Ensuring the accreditation of Marquette through the American Montessori Society Relentlessly focused on results and committed to the continual improvement of the building and greater community of the school 

Qualifications: A Master’s degree. A valid state supervisory certificate. Five years successful teaching experience or equivalent. Three years successful experience as a building administrator in an urban and diverse community. Extensive experience in school turnaround, improvement, and/or continuous improvement initiatives. History of effectively coachingboth new and experienced teachers towards improving their ability to deliver outstanding instruction. Certification or a willingness to engage in Montessori certification for building leaders.

Please note: We are willing to consider candidates working towards their state supervisory certificate. 


Physical Demands: 

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other technologies and office equipment, sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time; kneeling; bending at the waist; lifting; 

pushing; pulling and carrying equipment, supplies and materials weighing up to 25 pounds; repetitive hand movement and fine coordination to use a computer keyboard; emotional stability to work effectively under pressure and to keep all aspects of the job under control; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone; seeing to read; prepare and assure the accuracy of documents. 


Application Instructions: 

Apply here. Our preferred application deadline is April 8, 2021. Please note that we do not guarantee review of applications received after this date. 

It is the policy of SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION to forbid acts of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, limited English proficiency, national origin, age or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of theCivil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay act of 1973, Title IX (1972 EducationAmendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Actof 1973, and Title I and Title II of the Americans with DisabilitiesAct of 1991. (Educational Policy #1200) 

Information about designated compliance coordinators and grievance processes may be obtained by contacting the receptionist at the Administration Building, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601 at 574-393-6000.