Affirm Christian Montessori School

Montessori Head of School

Reference ID : 94315
Location : Roanoke, VA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Our up and coming new school is looking for an accountable, reliable and innovative Head of School!

Did you know that 90% of brain development happens before age 5? The first three years of brain development are particularly sensitive to the nurture and care young children receive! Do you believe that if you change the beginning of a child's life you can change their whole story?

If you want to take part in changing the future of young children, join our team! Harvard studies indicate that early childhood education (ECE) programs prepare children to develop social and emotional skills needed to succeed in life.

At Affirm Christian Montessori, our goal is to: provide quality care and education, reduce economic barriers, invest in our teachers, create positive parent/community relationships and teach children the key fundamental skills needed to manage their emotions and be successful in life. Thus, we are seeking a dedicated experienced Head of School to implement Montessori pedagogy in a safe, healthy, and nurturing classroom environment that supports each child’s social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development.

Why work with us?

Share our passion and help us become the first Christian Montessori School in Roanoke, Va. Working for Affirm will give you a unique sense of accomplishment. You will have the opportunity to help us build the company and culture from the ground up knowing that your hard work, efforts and ideas contribute directly to our success.

At Affirm we value our employees and pride ourselves in investing in our team. We will create opportunities for development and growth and help them connect with our mission and vision. Our goal is to build genuine relationships with our team and strive to build trust through transparency. We also plan to identify ways to support personal growth, promote mental health, and emphasize the importance of self-care.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of Affirm Montessori School is to partner with the community and parents to meet the developmental, emotional, and educational needs of young children in a loving and nurturing environment to create lifelong learners. We plan to ensure each child is loved and provided with an education founded in Christ.

Our vision is to broaden the spectrum of Montessori schools available for lower socioeconomic families and to create problem-solvers ready to carry out their true purpose!


The primary objectives of the Head of School are to inspire positive community interactions, ensure quality care and education of all children, and foster and develop the educational environments and staff. In addition, we would like our director to:

  • Develop classroom curricula, to include the creation of individualized curriculum based on classroom developmental levels.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that support the mission, vision, and strategic goals of our school.
  • Provide leadership for activities which affect the current and future development of the school (such as strategic planning and setting curricular goals).
  • Ensure that program quality is maintained and that classrooms have the appropriate instructional materials.
  • Conduct regular teacher and professional evaluations and provide feedback/coaching.
  • Ensure all staff have professional growth opportunities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with prospective and current parents supporting the admission and retention of children in the school.
  • Participate in the selecting and hiring qualified persons to serve as members of our team.
  • Develop an interview process for hiring new staff.
  • Conduct classroom observations.
  • Ensure successful licensing and accreditation outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the Leadership team.
  • Commitment to the growth of the school by consistently maintaining full enrollment.
  • Manage the budget along with thorough record keeping and payroll management.
  • Meet and maintain state licensing requirements and on-going compliance.
  • Organize admissions events for prospective/accepted students and families.


  • AMI or AMS trained and certified or willingness to obtain certification.
  • Three or more years in a Montessori school environment.
  • Must meet specific requirements set by minimum state standards and/or accreditation.
  • School leadership experience.

Nice To Haves

  • Bachelor's degree in education or a related field
  • Leadership skills

Salary : $55,000 to $65,000/Yr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 3 Yrs
Location : Roanoke, VA

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