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Director of the Grammar School

  • Administrator
  • West

Augustine Classical Academy

480 South Kipling Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

Position Description

This position requires that the GS Director work collaboratively to direct, nurture, manage, and evaluate all members of the Grammar school staff and to communicate effectively with parents. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, extracurricular activities, personnel management, emergency procedures, facility oversight and the like. The Director should be someone capable of making difficult decisions, have leadership qualities that include team building and hold all of these responsibilities with a Biblical worldview.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Academic and other School Programs:

1. The Director of the Grammar School is the point of contact for K-5th grade parents and staff. He/she establishes and promotes high standards and expectations for the students’ academic performance and responsibility for behavior.

2. Establishes the annual master schedule for instructional programs in collaboration with the Director of Academics, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students consistent with the school’s philosophy, mission statement and instructional goals in overseeing the implementation of the long-term initiatives resulting from the strategic planning of the School Principal

3. Supervise the instructional programs of the Grammar School, evaluating lessons and observing classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development in monitoring cultural trends in the school – correcting negative trends and inspiring positive cultural growth—by consistently being involved in the life of the Grammar School as an observer and participant resulting in a godly culture.

4. Supervise in a fair and consistent manner effective discipline and attendance systems with high standards, consistent with the philosophy, values, and mission of the school. Ensure a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students. File all required reports regarding behavior, attendance, and discipline matters.

5. First point of contact for parent interaction. Parent meetings, once they have moved past the teacher, should be managed, and handled at this level.

6. Coordinates and chairs the regular Grammar School staff meetings with the instructional team and overseeing of staff development.

7. The face of the daily operation of the Grammar School, to the parents, students and


8. Ensuring the Biblical Christian worldview through all areas of the program with the School Principal.

9. Manage, evaluate and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the Grammar School consistent with the philosophy, mission, values and goals of the school including instructional programs, extracurricular activities, discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures.

Other duties

1. Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents and school personnel. Serve as a role model for students, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession. Encourage all teachers to do the same.

2. Communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support the students in the school. Sharing and delegating to his or her immediate subordinates such that they will be prepared to collectively lead the school. Promoting an internal organization that permits positive proactive communication – up and down.

3. There are many detailed tasks not listed here that go along with being a principal administrator, but implied within, such as scheduling, programs, placement, student accountability, facilities, trips, events, and oversight of staff assigned to them including evaluation, assertive interventions, and team building.

4. Oversee/Run all Grammar School staff meetings.

5. Other responsibilities as requested by the Head of Schools.

Supervision Given:

All faculty and staff of the Grammar School report to the Director.

Job Standards and Requirements:


Preferred master’s degree in educational leadership or higher.


5 years of prior teaching experience required preference given to those with expertise in classical Christian education.

Skills and Experience:

Broad knowledge of educational administration, curriculum, and instruction.

Conversant and supportive of the Classical Christian Education model.


Sensitive, dedicated and mature Christian of good character and reputation. Firm commitment to the mission of Augustine Classical Academy (ACA), the Staff Handbook, and the school’s Statement of Faith.

Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, either orally or in writing.

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