POSITION: Headmaster of Great Hearts Online – Texas (K-8)
LOCATION: San Antonio or Irving, Texas preferred; within Texas required
DEPARTMENT: Great Hearts Online
REPORTS TO: Executive Director, GH Online
STATUS: Full-time, benefits eligible
Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K–12 academies. A Great Hearts education prepares students to be more than just proficient test takers; rather, it prepares them to become great-hearted and virtuous leaders capable of success throughout their higher education and professional careers. With a curriculum built upon a character-centered, classical liberal arts tradition and a revolutionary approach to school itself, Great Hearts cultivates the hearts and minds of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Great Hearts serves over 20,000 students in both Texas and Arizona.
On January 4th, 2021, Great Hearts launched a new virtual classical academy to serve students in Texas. Great Hearts Online is fully enrolled to the delight and satisfaction of over 500 students and their families.
Great Hearts Online is the core educational offering, and we are thinking bigger. In Latin, civitas is a word describing a body of citizens who constitute a state or a commonwealth; a civitas is a body of people imparting shared responsibility, a common purpose, and a sense of community toward greater citizenship. What we are building is a Great Hearts Civitas : a national body of families and students, connected by a common purpose, in community and citizenship together. In the coming years, we will offer excellence in virtual classical education with a focus on tight-knit online and in-person communities in pursuit of a national GH Civitas .
This is a position within Great Hearts Civitas, the newest branch of the Great Hearts organization. Additional information on roles can be found at www.greatheartsamerica.org/careers .
We are seeking a full time Headmaster for GH Online - Texas. The Headmaster of GHO-TX will be charged with building and executing a classical virtual academy in grades K-8. This position will begin full time on July 1st, 2021 pending legislative approval with the opportunity to begin engaging immediately.
The Headmaster will report to Heidi Vasiloff who will become the Executive Director of Great Hearts Online, supporting and overseeing our Great Hearts Online academies in Texas and Arizona in ’21-22 and preparing for continued GHO growth in ’22-23. Mrs. Vasiloff served over five years as the Headmaster of GH Trivium Prep in Arizona, ending her tenure as a well decorated Senior Headmaster. She then served as the Founding Headmaster of Great Hearts Online, launching and leading our first classical virtual academy.
The ideal candidate is:
Duties and Responsibilities
Building Teams, Hiring People, People Leadership
Align Scope/Sequence & Curriculum for GH Online and Build Exceptional Asynchronous Content
Lead Parent Communication and Engagement
Cultivate a GH School Culture in Alignment with our Mission
Achieve the Results of a Best-in-Class GH Online Academy
Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths
Type of clearance:
Must complete Texas Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance and background check.
Physical functions: Requires but is not limited to standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, bending, squatting, and reaching. May be required to move or position equipment up to 50 pounds approximately.
This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the additional tasks that may be assigned.
Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.