Le Monde International School, Public Charter of Norman, Oklahoma (LeMIS) is seeking a candidate who is willing to take on the challenge of opening a new French and Spanish immersion elementary school. The school will open in the fall of 2018. The candidate would begin preparing all administrative duties such as: Open House events for the fall, hiring and recruiting teachers, recruiting and enrolling new students, overseeing the process of opening the school, and putting together the curriculum and teaching philosophy. Principal will be fluent in either French or Spanish, have a minimum of three (3) years of full-time teaching experience in an immersion setting and exercised international experience with cultural diversity.
LeMIS will provide an excellent academic performance through language learning. LeMIS will maintain rigorous academic standards. LeMIS provide children and their families the opportunity to participate in a full language immersion in French and Spanish, while acquiring an elementary education in the multiple subjects of writing, reading, math, music, science, social studies, emergent curriculum and physical education. Students at LeMIS will be exposed to international mindedness and a sense of local community. LeMIS will introduce international mindedness and cultural proficiency.
- Bachelor's degree
- Fluent in French or Spanish
- Master’s degree in Education
- Principal Certification
- Track record of effective leadership
- Focused commitment on student development
- Experience with the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Program
- International teaching/education/travel experience competent in cultural diversity
- Supportive of a multilingual school and supportive of LeMIS’ mission and vision
- Provide leadership and administration which will motivate instructional and support personnel to strive for superior performance so as to provide the best possible opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally
- Provide oversight of strong student-centered methods of instruction that will focus on personalize instruction
- Develop and administering the general school routine, and coordinate all activities within the school building
- Participating in the selection of new teaching and classified personnel
- Observing, counseling, and motivating professional staff toward performances to attain the educational goals of the School
- Continually evaluating existing programs and practices, curriculum content, and pilot or experimental programs
- Maintaining an educational philosophy and school climate which encourages a cooperative and participating attitude on the part of all teachers and students
- Maintaining a standard of student behavior designed to command respect and minimize school and classroom interruptions
- Administers the development, implementation, and assessment of educational programs consistent with state and federal standard
- Encouraging and initiating continued improvement in curriculum and teaching methods
- Identifying intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs affecting students’ success in school, and taking steps to direct and coordinate the efforts of teachers and parents with staff services and special education personnel
- As a finalist he/she will submit to the Executive Director a complete competency assessment and provide a 30-60-90 day plan as well as a 6-12 month outline for LeMIS to meet the performance goals from an organizational and student perspective
- Planning and submitting annual budget needs for the building to the Executive Director prior to April 1 of each year
- Maintaining effective communication to keep the staff, students, and parents properly informed
- Orienting new personnel assigned to the school
- Actively participating and encouraging staff participation in parent-teacher and other community groups, as a means of developing understanding, cooperation, and respect for school objectives and endeavors
- Serves as Title I Coordinator
- Oversight of all Special Education programing
- Assist in Grant Applications
- Oversight of state testing
- Use technology and innovation
- Develop and implement a teacher and curriculum director evaluation system
Prospective teachers will undergo a rigorous selection process, which may include, but is not limited to, the following steps:
- Teaching candidates submit their application, resume, and sample lesson plans to the Principal.
- Resume screening will be conducted by the Principal.
- An initial phone interview will be conducted with selected candidates.
- In-person interviews will be conducted with the Principal.
- Thorough reference checks will be executed.
- The Board will discuss with the Executive Director and Principal and offer the desired candidate's employment which will be finalized pending fingerprinting and background checks.
- Commensurate with experience
Advertised Physical Requirements
- Ability to climb, crouch, pull, push, reach, stand, ability to engage in repetitive motions; grasp objects with fingers or hands; speak, including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others; ability to hear including receiving detailed information orally; ability to see, including color, depth perception and clarity.