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Head of Elementary

Position Type Manager
Start 07/01/2018
School Name TMS
City, State Richmond Hill, ON 
Posted 11/03/2017


TMS is a leading independent school in Richmond Hill that combines Montessori and International Baccalaureate frameworks to provide students from 18 months to Grade 12 the foundation for a life of goodness and excellence. TMS is a member of CIS and accredited by CCMA, CAIS and the IBO. Our Mission is to deliver a seamless, internationally-acclaimed educational experience designed to inspire and challenge students to discover the best of who they are and to achieve their full potential.

TMS School is inviting applications from motivated, inspiring individuals for the following full-time position:

Head of Elementary


TMS has a thriving Elementary Program (Grades 1-6) with a skilled faculty and almost 300 students who achieve extraordinary results. Due to a retirement, TMS is looking for a dynamic leader to join our senior leadership team and inspire this program to further growth and significance. Reporting to the Head of School, the Head of Elementary will be responsible for leading the Elementary Program, a key component of the TMS student journey that starts with our Toddler program and finishes at our Grade 12 graduation.




  • Constantly, with obvious passion and clarity, tell and role model an engaging and attractive story of the value of the Elementary Program at TMS.

  • As a senior school leader, assist in implementing the school’s strategic plan specifically as it can be animated within the TMS Elementary Program.

  • Maintain and enhance the quality of academics so that TMS’ reputation as a place of academic excellence is maintained and grown.

  • Develop an authentic and purposeful animation of the phrase I Am Known so that each child’s journey through Elementary is based on their unique needs and potential both academically and personally.

  • Maintain and enhance the Montessori expertise at TMS and grow the reputation of that expertise in the larger community.

  • Oversee the professional growth pathway of each faculty member, including meaningful goal setting and evaluation.

  • Ensure the effectiveness of school-parent communications in a manner that reflects the TMS commitment to supporting students and their families.

  • Lead the Elementary Program’s day-to-day operations in a highly effective and organized manner.

  • Work with TMS’ Admissions Department to attract and retain excellent students in a welcoming environment.



  • University education with Teacher qualifications with Montessori teacher training diploma strongly preferred

  • Extensive history of classroom teaching experience

  • Several years of demonstrated academic leadership

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of parents

  • Evidence of ability to lead and inspire faculty members

  • Proven experience in integrating effective new ideas into a Montessori pedagogy

  • Excellent abilities to manage and oversee all aspects of an academic department

  • Ability to think and act strategically

  • Ability to collaborate and innovate to realize the vision and strategic goals of the school as outlined in the strategic plan

The successful candidate must be an energetic team player excited by the opportunity to lead and contribute to an exceptional school. TMS offers a competitive salary and benefits plan, a professional development pathway and the opportunity to work in a vibrant, collegial workplace. This position, located at our Lower School, requires some evening and weekend work.


A current Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is a condition of employment.


If you believe that a challenging, innovative environment offered by TMS is the perfect fit for you, please submit your resume along with a covering letter to:


Human Resources at tmshr@tmsschool.ca by:


December 8, 2017



We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available for applicants with accessibility needs due to disability upon request. For more information on TMS please visit our Web site at www.tmsschool.ca


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