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Mount Pisgah Christian School

Mount Pisgah Christian School (Johns Creek, GA)

Mission 

The mission of Mount Pisgah Christian School is to provide an outstanding college-preparatory education grounded in Christian faith and values. The essence of the mission is best described as College Prep. Life Ready. 

Vision 

Mount Pisgah is a loving community that inspires each community member to discover, explore, and pursue God-given talents and purpose. The Mount Pisgah Experience builds lasting relationships, develops leadership through service, encourages a love of learning, and engages in the intellectual and social challenges of our times guided by a biblical worldview.

 Beliefs

·       Student learning is the chief priority in the school. Students will learn in an academically excellent environment that encourages reaching their full potential.

·       All stakeholders share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.

·       The school must provide a safe and physically comfortable environment which promotes student learning and growth.

·       The administrators, teachers and parents who teach and know each student personally should provide a support system that nurtures the student and encourages students and their success.

·       Families should be actively involved in the lives of their children and should be committed to the school’s community and mission.

·       The athletic program will promote physical fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, competition and school spirit. The cultural arts program will engender an appreciation for the theory and aesthetics of music, art and theatre.

·       Prayer and worship are integral parts of the life of the entire school community; faculty, staff and parents are encouraged to model the Christian faith to students and encourage students to make disciples in their communities.

 

Current Positions Available:    (Click on the position to view the full job description)

 

Head of Lower School 

Position Summary: 

The Lower School Head has comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty in their respective division. Specific responsibilities include the following:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet school needs.

 

·        Supervises faculty:  Directly supervises Lower School instructional and support faculty. Observes and evaluates teacher performance. Provides faculty with continual performance feedback and training opportunities.  Personally conducts performance appraisals of employees annually. To oversee and direct the activities of the department chairs, the sponsors of various student organizations and activities, and faculty committees. To establish programs for the orientation of new teachers, for in-service training of all teachers, and for the evaluation of classroom teachers, to ensure that teachers are familiar with and adhere to school policies in all areas of the school operation. 

·        Directs curriculum development, biblical integration and academic goal setting: Assures well-articulated curriculum with high academic standards. Provides diverse opportunities for student growth and development. Manages curriculum selection process.  Directs vertical teaming efforts to assure that curriculum spirals upward, building on each grade level, from junior kindergarten through fourth grade. Strengthens Christian faith based principles throughout curriculum, including weekly chapel, classroom bible programs, and service learning opportunities. Maintains congruency between the school’s board-approved mission statement and all activities of your division.

·        Builds School Culture: Promotes positive relationships with and among families. Maintains open door policy for parents. Provides family based extracurricular activities and parent educational programs. Continually communicates with families via newsletters, e blasts, and website. Chairs parent communications committee in order to assure two way feedback between parents and staff. Manages student remediation and discipline as needed, assuring privacy and respect for those involved. 

·        Markets Primary Division: Works closely with Marketing and Admissions teams to continually broaden the reach and strengthen the image of MPCS in the local community and beyond. To assist in the admission process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment. Develops community relations/outreach programs. Provides cross divisional activities which allow internal students and families exposure to other divisions and programs of the school.

  • Manages budget: Oversees salary and operating budgets, assuring optimal stewardship of each. Continually evaluates use and assignment of salary and operational dollars to provide highest impact for students.

 

Competencies/specific experience or training preferred:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

·        At least 5 year’s experience as a school administrator

·        Master’s degree in Education required

·        Signature is required on a Statement of Faith as a member of the covenant faculty/staff

·        Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

·        Strong work ethic and attention to detail; Classroom experience required

·        Organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, efficiently delegate, and complete multiple and complex projects on time and within budget

·        Genuine interest in children, families, and the process of educating young people in an evangelical Christian school.

 

MPCS welcomes applicants who desire an environment in which they serve as “Living Curriculum,” modeling life-long learning, diligence, perseverance, courage, discipline, and Christian servant-leadership to students and families. The School is continuously searching for Christian educators who possess an ability and passion to educate and inspire. On an ongoing basis, MPCS goes above and beyond to attract and retain outstanding teachers and coaches. Compensation is competitive and benefits include health and life insurance, paid vacation, and retirement. Continuing education is highly valued at Mount Pisgah. Teachers may take advantage of more than 30 hours of on-site professional development annually, numerous off-site workshops and seminars and reimbursement for approved advanced studies. The School posts teaching, coaching and administrative positions throughout the year and always welcomes applicants who are interested in being contacted as positions become open.