Head of School

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Education
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All School

The Head of School embodies the mission of the school and articulates the mission for all aspects of the school’s program. In keeping with the school’s mission, the Head of School fosters the traditions, relationships, and practices that determine the school’s climate and culture. The Head of School is the sole employee of the board of trustees and is responsible for the overall management of the school, in accordance with the board’s policies. The Head of School is the spokesperson for the school with all its internal and external constituencies including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors, business community, governmental agencies, and local, state, regional and national educational organizations and accrediting agencies. 

Though much of the work is properly delegated, the Head of School has ultimate and overall responsibility for board relations, curriculum and instruction, student life, business affairs, admission and advancement. 

Board Relations 

The Head of School advises the board but is not responsible for governance matters just as the board advises the head but is not responsible for management matters. Together, the Head of School and board form an equal partnership in running the school, each in their respective spheres of management and governance. The Head of School is an ex officio, non-voting, member of the board and all board committees. 

The Head of School: 

  • Keeps the board informed of all matters relating to the school through reports at board meetings and immediate communication following major school events or happenings. 

  • Provides data to assist the board in its work. 

  • Makes recommendations to the board for approval of the operating and capital budgets, including all categories of income and expenditures. 

  • Seeks direction from the board on new initiatives. 

  • Assists the board chair and/or executive committee in setting board and committee meeting agendas and discussion topics. 

  • Staffs the board’s strategic planning process. 

  • Jointly with the board, sets annual goals for his/her performance. 

  • Provides documentation materials for the board to use in his/her evaluation. 

  • Sees that board records and minutes are properly filed, and otherwise assists the board in its works as asked. 

Curriculum and Instruction 

  • Upholds the academic and ethical standards of the school. 

  • Hires, supervises, evaluates, and dismisses all administrators, faculty, and staff members. 

  • Fosters professionalism, collegiality, and ethical conduct in the faculty. 

  • Provides for the professional development of the faculty. 

  • Stimulates and participates in the dialog about teaching and learning at the school. 

  • Supervises the selection of curricula, class schedules, assessments, graduation requirements, and all aspects of the school’s academic program. 

  • Optimizes the physical learning environment and technology in all instructional areas. 

Leader in Hybrid Learning and Educational Technology 

  • Chooses an LMS and hybrid learning curriculum that best meets the needs of our students and reflects the school’s vision.

  • Leads the faculty in utilizing a hybrid learning model that provides flexibility and personalization and puts students at the center of their learning pathways.

  • Leads the professional development of all teachers in understanding data analysis, standards, content evaluation with varied assessments, blended and hybrid learning practices, implementation and lesson evaluation.

  • Builds strong relationships with teachers. 

  • Provides direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with recognized best instructional practices.

  • Creates an articulated hybrid learning schedule.

  • Assists teachers with resources, materials, tools, information to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.

  • Leads and assists teachers with development, planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.

  • Provides job-embedded informal professional learning beyond the blended learning specialist responsibility.

Student Life 

  • Organizes student activities and extracurricular opportunities. 

  • Administers the school’s discipline policies and standards of conduct. 

  • Supervises the school’s support systems, such as counseling, academic support, before- and after-school programs, college or secondary school counseling, health and wellness, etc.. 

  • Oversees the school safety programs including building security, emergency procedures, transportation regulations, tornado and fire drills, etc. 

  • Promotes a healthy student culture in and out of school.

  • Optimizes all-school gatherings including assemblies, sporting events, performances, etc. 

  • Provides for character education and ethical teachings in keeping with the mission of the school. 

  • Reports student progress to parents on a timely and helpful basis. 

Business, Finance and Plant Operations 

  • Understands and supervises the business functions of the school, including budgeting; monitoring and reporting income, expenses, investments, and cash flow; maintenance of appropriate records; and assisting the school’s accountants and auditors. 

  • Oversees all employment and human relations matters, such as contracts, salaries, benefits, job assignments, job orientation, performance evaluation, retentions and dismissals, personnel records, employee handbooks, etc. 

  • Oversees the maintenance and cleaning of the buildings, grounds, and all plant operations including vehicles, grounds, etc. 

  • Plans and executes all major capital purchases, repairs, and building projects in conjunction with the Board. 


Admissions, Marketing and Financial Aid 

  • Supervises and assists the admissions functions of the school, including recruitment programs, internal marketing, external outreach, website development and maintenance, information dissemination, and applicant testing and interviewing. 

  • Supervises the admissions decision-making process, including administration of the school’s financial aid program. 

Advancement and Fund-Raising 

  • Oversees the volunteer committee and optimizes the school’s fund-raising programs such as the annual fund, capital campaigns, planned giving, and major events. 

  • Supervises the schools development efforts in identifying, cultivating, thanking, and communicating with past and prospective donors. 

  • Oversees the school’s relations with its alumni including development and maintenance of the alumni database, communications programs, and special events. 

  • Supervises all volunteer efforts such as those donated by individuals or the parents’ association, booster clubs, alumni council, etc., all of which report to the head of school or his/her designee.



  • Degree from a recognized and accredited university, preferably in educational technology and/or significant and exceptional experience in a similar role

  • Experience in leading and managing a team in a similar school setting

  • A leader and a visionary for hybrid/blended learning and promoting new and innovative software and applications to enhance teaching and learning

  • Self-motivated with interpersonal skills such as a strong collaborator and effective communicator

  • Demonstrated competence in leading and facilitating group learning

  • Extensive background and knowledge of instructional software and tools

  • Competence in using and effectively teaching others the use of the approved instructional software and tools

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, warmth and an openness towards working with the entire school community

Compensation:  From $80,000 per year plus housing and benefits.


How to Apply

To apply for the position, please send resume and contact information to Akulahawaii@gmail.com.