ASHK is operated by Esol Education, the world’s largest operator of international American schools, with 40 years of expertise in establishing and operating international schools worldwide. ASHK opened in September 2016 with Kindergarten to Grade 6. ASHK added Middle School classes in 2017 and our High School program will begin in August 2019 at our Tai Po campus in Hong Kong.

Principal, Elementary School

Start Date: July 31, 2020

Position Overview:

American School Hong Kong seeks to appoint a Principal for the elementary school division. Reporting to the School Director, the Principal will assist with the development and delivery of an integrated, holistic, well-organized, and enjoyable teaching and learning program. As a member of the school’s Administrative Team, the Principal will contribute to the development of the school’s mission/vision strategy and the establishment of a broad set of policies and procedures in support of the mission/vision. The Principal will assume significant responsibility for curriculum review, development, and implementation in the elementary school. As a collaborative and welcoming school leader, the Principal will also make meaningful contributions toward building a strong sense of community and positive culture within the school.

Key Responsibilities:

● In collaboration with other members of the administrative team, ensure that the intent of the school’s Mission and Vision statements are manifest in all areas of the school’s curriculum and organizational plan
● Support teachers in their development, understanding and implementation of the curriculum
● Develop timetables, schedules and procedures/protocols to ensure the effective delivery of educational services
● Review professional growth plans and conduct teacher evaluations as needed
● Identify teacher training needs and plan and deliver professional development activities in accordance with the school’s curriculum plan and pedagogical and assessment frameworks
● Lead parent information sessions and help parents achieve a clear understanding of the nature of the program
● Supervise development of the elementary school master timetable and liaise with all teachers accordingly.
● Oversee assessment and reporting procedures and proof and edit reports as required
● Work with the School Director, and elementary school teachers to ensure compliance with all WASC/MSA authorization requirements
● Take a positive and proactive approach to student academic, behavioral, and emotional development
● Assist in the development and implementation of policies and practices dealing with behavior expectations, discipline and attendance
● Assist with the organization of extra curricular activities (ECA’s)
● Assist with the procurement of equipment and resources for the program
● Assist with the development of the orientation program for new and returning teachers
● Assist with the recruitment of faculty as required
● Perform other duties as assigned by the Director

Required and Preferred Qualifications and Experiences:

● A learning-focused leader who is able to successfully communicate an inspiring vision for continuous improvement across all aspects of the elementary school operation
● Experience with and/or knowledge of American curriculum
● Experience with and/or knowledge of the following practices, programs or pedagogical approaches is beneficial: STEAM Focus; Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP); Eureka Math (EngageNY); concept-based and inquiry-based; standards-based assessment; technology integration; Atlas Rubicon; PowerSchool
● Graduate degree in educational leadership and/or curriculum development
● At least 3 years experience as either an Assistant Principal or Principal preferably at an American International School
● Exceptional communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
● A positive, caring, community-minded team player with a passion for elementary school education

Compensation and Benefits:

American School Hong Kong offers an initial contract term of two years (renewable). The salary and benefits package will be competitive within Asia. Benefits include a gratuity upon successful completion of the contract, housing allowance, relocation allowance, medical insurance, tuition subsidy for dependent children, and a professional development allowance.

Application Procedure:

The following application materials are required:
● Expression of interest
● A current CV with photograph and the contact details of 3 professional referees (at least one from a supervisor at your current school)
● One-page statement of educational philosophy and leadership style

Include all documents in a single PDF file and forward by email to:

John Jalsevac
School Director
American School Hong Kong