ESI Works is now hiring a Head of School (K-8) in Houston,
Principal is a significant leadership position in a community. A
person in such a role is entrusted with many important concerns of
the people: their children’s lives, the reputation of the community
as one that cares about education, a substantial financial trust of
public monies, and the future viability of the community and
ultimately the nation through the work of passing on civilization
to the people’s posterity.
Qualities & Characteristics: Leadership. Specifically, the
ability to discern ends that fulfill the nature and purpose of the
organization, and to chart a course to reach those ends; the
ability to inform and inspire people to follow, to commit, to take
responsibility, to perform, and to cooperate in an effective manner
that will mobilize the resources of the organization so that it can
follow the course laid out before it by the leader; and the ability
to raise up leaders in an organization.
Intellectual depth and seriousness with a bias toward the life
of the mind, befitting of the leader of an academic institution. A
love of learning demonstrated by the on-going personal pursuit of
knowledge and the passion to share knowledge with others.
A commitment to school reform, energized with courage and
governed by prudence.
Generates trust and confidence by others in his or her
leadership by exhibiting the following behaviors and
characteristics: integrity, transparency, clear communication,
truthfulness, decisiveness, listening, equanimity, collaboration,
approachable, winsomeness, kindness, and humility
High moral character.
Knowledge & Skills: A broad understanding of the classical
liberal arts, its roots in the Western tradition, and its
historical presence in American education prior to the 20th
An understanding of the ills that plague contemporary primary
and secondary schools and the root causes of those problems.
Knowledge of the craft of the teacher, and the ability to teach
The ability to coach teachers to greater degrees of
effectiveness in the classroom.
The ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written
The ability to maintain a high degree of energy and personal
productivity, and to effectively manage the productivity of others.
The ability to prioritize and get things done.
A general understanding of personnel management principles,
including recruiting and hiring, supervising and evaluating, and
individual and organizational development.
The intellectual and emotional strength, mental agility, and
durability to have difficult conversations.
A general understanding of financial management principles,
including planning a budget and managing to it throughout a school
year, auditing, and controls.
An understanding of the school’s respective state accountability
system for K-12 public schools and laws relevant to charter
Duties & Responsibilities: Provide general management of
academic school operations.
Observe teachers at defined intervals, document results, and
provide feedback as coach and supervisor.
Report at regular board meetings on the status of academic
operations and plans for upcoming activities.
Represent the school as the senior executive academic leader in
interactions with the public, the school constituencies, the
authorizer, and other government agencies.
Required Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s degree or
higher in Education or in one or more of the liberal arts.
Minimum of three (3) years teaching experience at the K-12 or
Preferred Qualifications: Texas certification in Educational
Leadership, School Principal, Administration, or Administration and
Prior experience leading a classical liberal arts school,
ideally K-12, with demonstrated success e.g., producing favorable
academic outcomes over time.
Prior experience opening a new, public charter school and
managing its student, faculty, and facility growth and expansion
All applicants are encouraged to apply directly on this page, or
call 888.246.6066 for more information. Thank you for your interest
in this position.
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