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  • Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change
  • Norton Shores, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change prepares students to be academically and environmentally excellent for sustained success in a global economy.


At MMAEC we give students learning options. What better way to learn about water filtration than helping revitalize rivers? Learning may begin in the classroom, but our students move from desks to dirt, planting seeds in soil, and tending to our gardens to see what happens afterward. However, just like snowflakes, we know no two children are alike. We accompany multiple different learning styles by incorporating outdoor classroom learning, with the indoor classroom.

Here at Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change (MMAEC), the world is our guidebook. Science and nature guide children at MMAEC to experience learning. What makes us great is our belief that children thrive because we allow their learning to expand to endless possibilities becoming an individualized learning path for each student.

We are a Certified Green School!

That means we make efforts to recycle, be environmentally-conscious, and be energy-efficient in all that we do in our school. Our focus is on sustainability. We continuously look for ways to engage and educate our students on their individual actions as broader school community actions, which can then impact further out into our local community.


The ideal School Leader for Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change is a lifelong educator with an ability to utilize data for decision making, someone who is willing to do anything that they would ask someone else to do, is a servant leader, a quality communicator, environmentally conscious, and fully invests in staff, students, and families to maintain a positive school culture.

Muskegon Montessori Academy of Environmental Science

2950 Mc Cracken St

Norton Shores, MI 49441

Phone: (231) 766-7500



    Minimum Requirements: Current Michigan School Administrator certification or enrolled in a program leading to School Administrator certification within six months after the start of employment.
  • Knowledge and skills working with students who might have additional challenges beyond education.
  • Effective use of technology as a means of analyzing academic achievement data and as a tool to aid in communications with stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Desired Requirements:
  • Successful experience as a teacher or as an instructional leader.
  • Previous experience in a school leadership role.

12 Month Employee, some travel around Michigan


    Leads the implementation of activities to meet and exceed the measurable goals for the Academy.
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of reports, lists, and all other paperwork for which the School Leader is responsible.
  • Assumes responsibility for observance of Board policies. and regulations.
  • Budgets school time to provide for efficient use of time for instruction and business.
  • Establishes a master schedule to ensure compliance with instructional time requirements at the Academy.
  • Leads the ongoing development of the instructional program and student activities program.
  • Keeps the Area Superintendent informed of routine matters related to administration, instruction, or
    events and activities of unusual nature.
  • Serves as a member of all committees and councils within the Academy.
  • Creates and implements plans consistent with the school's charter contract.


  • Supervises the integrity of accurate records of student progress and attendance of students.
  • Systematically uses standardized and formative assessment data to guide learning support and drive instruction, curriculum, and professional development.
  • Facilitates the use of curriculum that is structured in a manner designed to help the school and students achieve the required objectives of the Michigan Accountability Program, M-STEP, PSAT 8, NWEA and ESSA.
  • Responsible for meeting the academic goals established by the Academy's Authorizer.


  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
  • Maintains active relationships with students and parents/guardians.
  • Maintains high standards of student conduct; communicates and enforces the Code of Student Conduct firmly, fairly, and consistently in total compliance with due process procedures.
  • Designs and carries out a comprehensive student activities program to recognize student achievement and to create opportunities for student participation in school-sponsored organizations.
  • Makes arrangements for conferences between parents and teachers when needed.
  • Creates a school culture in which collaboration and collegiality guide relationships and decision making.
  • Provides adequate inventories of real and personal property under his or her jurisdiction for the security and accountability for that property.
  • Supervises and evaluates the Academy's extracurricular programs.


  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development through membership and participation in the affairs of professional organizations, through attendance at regional, state, and national meetings, enrollment in advanced courses, by reading professional journals and other leadership or management publications, and by discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.
  • Supervises professional, instructional aides, administrative, and nonprofessional personnel of the Academy.
  • Assists in recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluating the Academy's staff.
  • Provides a comprehensive onboarding program for new staff and assists in their development.
  • Evaluates and coaches all staff members regarding their individual and group performance.
  • Conducts productive staff meetings to keep members informed of policy changes, new programs, etc.
  • Recommends the discipline and or removal of an employee whose work performance is unsatisfactory to the Area Superintendent.
  • Delegates to responsible personnel to assume responsibility for the Academy.
  • Communicates effectively and timely with all stakeholders with consistency and follow-through.


  • Supervises the maintenance of all required building records and reports.
  • Coordinates all services of the Academy, including transportation, food service, playground supervision and safety, special services, etc.
  • Assumes responsibility for the use, safety, and administration of the school buildings and grounds.
  • Plans, supervises, and regularly reports fire drills, tornado drills, the emergency preparedness program, and other health, safety and security regulations in accordance with state regulations.
  • Establishes a system to ensure compliance with all authorizer, state compliance regulations, including pupil accounting.


  • Assists in developing and implementing a marketing plan to recruit and retain students for the school.


  • Cooperates with college and university officials regarding teacher training and preparation.
  • Assumes responsibility for all official Academy correspondence and news releases approved by the Area Superintendent/Board Liaison.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with local community groups and individuals to foster understanding and solicit support for overall Academy objectives and programs.
  • Interpret Board policies and administrative directives to discuss and resolve individual student problems.
  • Serves as a member of committees and attends such meetings as directed by the Area Superintendent.


401K, Medical, Dental and Vision

To provide students with a first class learning experience, contributing to their development as responsible citizens and leaders in their communities.

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