Ohr Chadash Academy (OCA) is a Torah-driven Orthodox Jewish day school for boys and girls in early childhood through 8th grade, where the divine spark and unique worth of each individual is celebrated. We emphasize the inherent kedusha (holiness) of both Judaic and General studies and promote a personal relationship with Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and Medinat Yisrael. Within a warm, nurturing environment, we instill the values of chesed (kindness) and middot (character development) in our students and foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills through experiential learning and collaborative problem solving. At OCA, we inspire students to be independent and inclusive, caring and confident, educated, and engaged members of the community and society as a whole.
OCA, with approximately 175 students and 30 faculty members in its grade K-5 elementary division, is known for its strong sense of community and joyful approach to learning. There is a tangible sense of warmth and care among our students, faculty, and staff.
We are seeking a creative and dynamic Elementary Principal with elementary school leadership experience and expertise in General Studies curriculum and child development, who will keep student learning at the center. The ideal candidate should be a reflective learner and innovative educational leader able to support teachers in implementing best practices in teaching using flexible, experiential, and differentiated instruction to help every student achieve success.
- Master’s degree or higher preferred
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Jewish day school leadership
- Deep knowledge of best practices in pedagogy, General Studies curriculum, teacher mentoring
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience with data-driven decision making
The Elementary School Principal is responsible for the implementation of OCA’s vision, mission, and educational philosophy in the day-to-day operations and strategic development of the Elementary School (K-5th grade). The Principal facilitates the development of the division’s curricular and programmatic vision; supervises, evaluates, and supports the professional growth of faculty members; coordinates scheduling; is an active collaborator in the Elementary School admissions process; is responsible for student discipline; and is dedicated to building a positive, collaborative, growth-mindset-oriented school culture. The Elementary School Principal reports to the Head of School and functions as part of the administrative team to ensure a unified ECC-8th grade program.