Join JKCS!

Principal Administrator

John Knox Christian School (JKCS) of Wyoming, Ontario, founded in 1958, JKCS is a Reformed based, Christ-centered, JK through 8th grade school. JKCS is open to families from multiple Christ-centered denominations while the Staff and Board of Directors maintain a Reformed Biblical perspective. JKCS currently has 151 students and 15 staff members. God has richly blessed JKCS with a supportive community, primarily visible with the current classroom and auditorium renovation and addition. The JKCS Board of Directors is in search of a spiritually mature, energetic and inspiring principal who will serve as the senior staff member of the school.

Candidates are expected to be proactive and visionary educational leaders who have demonstrated leadership and integrity at a comparable academic institution with a track record of academic excellence while creating a safe and professional culture of learning. The successful candidate will have proven strengths in many of the following areas:

– fostering student learning while integrating a Reformed Biblical worldview

– supporting operational and growth budgets

– organizing scheduling details

– leading and empowering staff/faculty

– shared decision-making by connecting parent engagement with board and staff members

– building a positive student culture

– working with student discipline

– demonstrating a contagious passion for Christian education

This position will involve approximately 40% teaching and 60% administrative time.

Required:

– ON teaching certification

– Master’s Degree (or working towards one)

– Demonstrated school leadership (committee chair, vice principal, etc.)

– Evidence of developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, faculty/staff, and parents

– Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills

– Involvement and faithful attendance at a Reformed church

– Letter of reference from your local pastor

Preferred:

– 5+ years teaching experience at the K-8 grade levels

– Experience teaching/leading in a Christian school

– Knowledge and training of best practices related to K-8th grade curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, school community, and theology

If you believe you are called to serve in this capacity, please send a cover letter, resume, statement of faith, Pastor’s reference, philosophy of Christian education, and references to Mark Sipkens - msipkens@gmail.com