High School Principal at Seoul International School in Korea
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High School Principal
Seoul International School (Korea)

Appointed - Dr. Jim Gerhard
Nov 26, 14
Jan 23, 15

Position Name: High School Principal

Deadline: January 23, 2015

School Details:

Seoul International School was created in 1973 for the purpose of providing a high quality western style education for children of the expatriate and local community.  It has grown over the years to a school of over one thousand students, more than 420 of them in the high school and with a high school faculty/staff of about 43 highly qualified and inspirational teachers.

SIS is proud of its track record regarding the quality of its academic programs, as well as its incredible emphasis on the performing and visual arts. The focus of the school is to develop students’ intellectual, creative, moral and emotional abilities in cooperation with their parents and community members.


Seoul International School provides a safe and secure learning environment for children in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Significant and on-going renovations allow us to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of our instructional programs. The most significant recent project has been the completion of a new elementary/middle school, which includes bright, naturally lit classrooms with ample space for students to work together in groups.

Information technology infrastructure within the school is constantly being upgraded. All buildings have wireless access and a number of hardwired computer labs are spread throughout the facility. There are two spacious and well-resourced libraries with computer labs and well-equipped science laboratories. The school has adopted a one-to-one lap top program, which is fully supported by the infrastructure.

Our 350 seat school auditorium is used for school assemblies, teacher and parent functions, fine arts productions and concerts and is fully equipped with lighting and sound systems. Music students are offered a range of facilities from band and choir rooms to sound proofed practice rooms.

Athletics facilities include three gymnasiums, an off-site tennis court, a five-lane indoor 25-meter heated swimming pool, soccer field, and weights and gymnastics rooms.

Elementary students have access to a wide range of modern outdoor play areas for recess, lunch and after school activities. The school cafeteria, offering nutritious hot meals or lighter sandwiches daily allows students to eat in the company of friends and peers.


Position Qualifications:

Minimum of five years teaching experience

International education experience preferred

Current administrative certification

Advanced degree in education

Excellent interpersonal skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

Highly effective educational leadership abilities

Personal integrity and ethics

Knowledge of Understanding by Design and Advanced Placement


Salary and Benefits:

Salary - competitive with other large international schools in Asia

Free of Korean Tax

Housing Provided

Use of School Vehicle

Relocation Allowance

Professional Development Allowance

Lunch Benefit

Medical and Dental Plans

Life Insurance

Resident Permit/Visas

Summer Travel Allowance

Tuition Waiver


To Apply:

Please e-mail a letter of application, and resume’ with the names and contact addresses of at least three references to:

Michael Colaianni, Director of Schools



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