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Assistant Head of School

October 3, 2017

Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio is seeking a bright, energetic, and highly collaborative individual to serve as Assistant Head of School (AHoS), beginning in July 2018. Ruffing serves approximately 350 children, ages 18 months-8th grade. This is a year-round, full time senior administrative role that will be broadly engaged across the School and offer unique opportunities for academic leadership in a high functioning Montessori environment.

An established leader in Montessori education, Ruffing approaches its 60th anniversary with many strengths, rising enthusiasm, and soaring aspirations for the next chapters in the School’s growth and development. Deeply rooted in AMI Montessori principles, philosophy, and methods, Ruffing is also committed to continuing to incorporate practices that align with the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), our accrediting organization for over a decade.

The AHoS will partner with the Head of School to bring enhanced leadership and support to Ruffing’s faculty, program, and Montessori learning environments.

Among the AHoS’s specific responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day support and oversight for programs serving students 18 months – 8th grade.
  • Ensure all teachers (including academic support providers) receive systematic support, consistent recognition and encouragement, guidance for professional growth, and evaluation.
  • Lead a variety of initiatives in support of emerging strategic goals.
  • Manage a variety of faculty meetings and committees.
  • Co-chair the ISACS re-accreditation process.
  • Serve on a variety of committees of the Board of Trustees.

The successful candidate will bring:

  • Montessori training and an understanding of the growing body of current educational research that validates and recommends Montessori principles and practices.
  • Experience teaching and leading in similar Montessori educational environments and strong alignment with Ruffing’s history and culture.
  • Effectiveness supporting and developing faculty, curriculum, and learning environments.
  • Collaborative skills to work effectively with the full range of colleagues’ backgrounds, interests, and styles.
  • Demonstrated success in assuming increased professional responsibility and motivation to continue to grow as an administrative leader.

Interested candidates should submit electronically, as a single PDF, a letter of application, addressing specifically and thoroughly the advertisement above and articulating the candidate’s motivation and preparation for the Assistant Head of School role, along with a current resume, to ten.i1508264709rosse1508264709tnomg1508264709niffu1508264709r@tne1508264709myolp1508264709me1508264709.

Candidates will be notified upon receipt of all application materials noted above. Review of completed applications will begin immediately, and candidates will be contacted about possible next steps at the discretion of the search advisory committee.

All Day Children’s House Interim Assistant

August 16, 2017

Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio is seeking a bright, energetic, and collaborative individual to serve as an interim Assistant for our All Day Children’s House classroom during the period from January 17 – June 1. This full-time position is from 8:00 am – 3:45 pm, 5 days per week.

Founded in 1959, Ruffing is the second oldest Montessori school in the United States and is an established leader in the field of Montessori education. It is an independent, co-educational school serving children 18 months through 8th grade.

The All Day Children’s House Assistant will report to Level Coordinator and will support and assist the Lead Directress with a group of up to 25 children ages 3-6 years. Duties will include daily setting up and cleaning of the classroom, assisting the Directress during classroom hours, and assisting with outdoor play, lunch and nap time.

The ideal candidate will have completed the AMI Montessori training for either Primary/Children’s House or Elementary levels. He/She will posses strong classroom management skills, be a highly motivated individual, have experience working with young children, and will be passionate about the care and development of children. A successful candidate will also demonstrate keen enthusiasm and appreciation for Ruffing’s culture, values, and mission.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest, current resume, and a list of references to Erin Mandalfino, Children’s House Directress and Level Coordinator, at ten.i1508264709rosse1508264709tnomg1508264709niffu1508264709r@mni1508264709re1508264709. Materials will be reviewed as received and interviews will follow. The school is eager to find the best person possible to fill this role and will be prepared to immediately hire the right candidate for a start date of January 17.

 

 

After School Care Personnel

Ruffing Montessori School, an independent, co-educational school serving children 18 months through 8th grade, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is seeking a bright, energetic, and collaborative individual to serve as After School Care personnel during the hours of 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 5 days per week.

The After School Care personnel will report to Ruffing’s Director of Auxiliary Programs and assists in managing after school care for children ranging in age from 5 years to 12 years. This position involves direct work with children providing a welcoming, safe, and peaceful environment during the after school hours.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with children, a positive spirit, creativity, and a willingness to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect. Most of all, the successful candidate will demonstrate keen enthusiasm and appreciation for Ruffing’s culture, values, and mission.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest, current resume, and list of references to Joy Whitlow, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at ten.i1508264709rosse1508264709tnomg1508264709niffu1508264709r@wyo1508264709j1508264709. Materials will be reviewed as received and interviews will follow. The School is eager to find the best person possible to fill this role and will be prepared to immediately hire the right candidate for a start date of August 14, 2017.

 

Ruffing Montessori School prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or associated preference… or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. This equal employment opportunity practice extends to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

 

 

Ruffing Montessori School   |   3380 Fairmount Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118   |   Phone: (216) 321-7571   |   Hours 8am-4pm M-F   |   After Hours Phone (216) 321-0913