Peoria Academy, an independent, coeducational, progressive PK-8 school founded in 2000 in Peoria, Illinois, seeks a Principal to begin July 1, 2022. Reporting to the Head of School, the Principal is the school’s senior academic leader and operations administrator, and serves as a member of the school’s leadership team. The Principal will have the opportunity to lead Peoria Academy’s work with faculty, students, and parents during an exciting and dynamic time in Peoria Academy’s history.
Peoria Academy has entered into candidacy to become an International Baccalaureate World School, and will be implementing the Primary Years Programme in PK-5 and the Middle Years Programme in grades 6-8. The Principal will play a critical role in the implementation of our IB programme, delivering engaging lessons to PK to 8th grade students in a variety of athletic areas and health related fields of study.
Peoria is a vibrant, small city in central Illinois. Located about 2.5 hours from Chicago, Peoria is home to Caterpillar Corporation, the University of Illinois Medical School, and Bradley University. Offering a family friendly lifestyle and low cost of living, Peoria is a great place to raise a family and make a home. Peoria Academy’s students join us from many towns and cities in the Peoria region and represent remarkable domestic and international diversity, with 13 different languages spoken in our students’ homes.
The Principal is responsible for all educational programs and outcomes, provides faculty support and supervision, and directs all student and parent programs. The Principal is the instructional leader who is responsible for building, modeling, and communicating a strong, mission-focused school culture. Additionally, he/she is a community builder, strengthening the partnerships between faculty, students and parents. The Principal reports to the Head of School and supports the overall public relations, advancement, and fundraising efforts. The Principal will work in close collaboration with other key administrators, and will be responsible to ensure that the day to day operations of the program are running smoothly.
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications:
Peoria Academy is a diverse community of students, parents, and educators working together to provide a rigorous educational experience. Using progressive techniques that nurture the whole child, our independent school fosters intrinsic motivation, resilience, and creativity.