American School of Guatemala
American School of Guatemala
Guatemala City, GUATEMALA
Coed, Day School
1500 students, grades K-12
General Director for July 1, 2014
Also known as Colegio American de Guatemala (CAG), the American School of Guatemala is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational college preparatory K-12 day school located on a 34-acre site in a residential area of Guatemala City, offering a rigorous academic program modeled after the best educational practices and methodologies of the U.S. Founded in 1945, the School follows principles of co-educational, bi-cultural (Guatemalan-United States), bilingual (Spanish-English) teaching. It serves the Guatemalan community and other families who value a holistic, student-centered approach to education.
Dr. Robert Gronniger has led the school through a period of strong growth and improvement, since assuming office in 2008. In 2014 he will leave behind a thriving school, ready to continue its record of success. The School seeks an academic leader who is an effective team-builder and communicator, ideally who is proficient in both English and Spanish, with strong interpersonal skills and relevant experience within both the American and the International school systems. The CAG community and Board of Directors will look to the school’s next leader to build upon the school’s tradition of excellence by leading implementation of the school’s Strategic Plan.
The position requires an understanding of international schools; an appreciation for bilingual, bicultural education and for Guatemalan culture; inspirational, effective communication and relationship-building skills, and a collaborative, trusting, and decisive leadership style. Furthermore, given the Strategic Plan’s call for a student-centered learning environment that engages students in a meaningful learning experience and the School’s embrace of innovative teaching, the ideal candidate will be attuned to 21st century educational practices and comfortable with change and innovation in an international school environment.
The ideal leader for CAG will embrace the multifaceted challenges of this role while empowering and inspiring others in the school community to continually strive for excellence.
Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following documents:
- Educators’ Collaborative candidate summary sheet
- Cover letter addressed to the American School of Guatemala Search Committee
- Personal statement or statement of educational philosophy
- List of ﬁve references (names, contact information, and relationship to candidate)
- Up to 5 letters of reference, if available (from within the last 3 years)
Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:
Jeff Bradley, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: email@example.com, phone: 603-545-7689, US East Coast time)