Middle School Principal at International School of Myanmar in Myanmar
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Middle School Principal
International School of Myanmar (Myanmar)

Appointed - Dr. Bryn Gabriel
Nov 26, 14
Jan 12, 15



International School of Myanmar is a preK-12 college preparatory program accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Our mission is to help students acquire the attitudes and skills necessary for them to succeed in English speaking universities and to be compassionate, reflective, and responsible citizens ready to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


The International School of Myanmar was founded in 1998 by a group of concerned educators and business leaders who felt there was a need for an affordable, high-quality international education option for Myanmar and expatriate students living in Yangon. From its humble beginnings as an "International Child Zone" with 48 students, the school has grown rapidly to over 1200 students and three campuses of purpose-built classroom building in a residential neighborhood in northwest Yangon.

The school is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).


The International School of Myanmar's Middle School includes grades 6 through 8. Our enrollment consists of 271 students who represent a number of nationalities. Our talented and qualified teachers hail from around the world, and are supported by teaching assistants from Myanmar who all hold advanced certifications or degrees in education.

We are committed to the task of preparing all students for success in English speaking universities in the future. We are also committed to promote good citizenship, by offering our students many opportunities to develop leadership skills, work collaboratively, and participate in community service.


Our sports program challenges students to improve team building skills, personal fitness, and good sportsmanship. ISM is recognized within the Yangon community as a leader in all aspects of education.


And last, but not least, our greatest resource in the Middle School is the students and their families. ISM students are eager to learn and always ready to help one another to succeed whether it is in the classroom, on the basketball court, or in the community. And their families are a vital part of our mission, always ready to join in and make every effort a positive and successful one.


Job Duties

This Contractor is required to serve up to 210 days each year. The Director has the right to require these days of service at his or her discretion. The principal will report to school a minimum of one week before teachers arrive at the beginning of the school year and will remain a minimum of one week after the closing of school at the end of the school year.


     Scope of Service

The School engages the Contractor as a Middle School Principal and to perform other duties in the School as required under the supervision of the Director. The Director shall determine the duties to be performed, in consultation with the Contractor, and with reasonable reference to the contractor’s skill and to the requirements of the school. All duties performed by the contractor shall be performed in a competent and professional manner, and in accordance with the School Board policies and procedures and administrative rules, regulations and directives, as judged by the Board.


In addition to the aforementioned criteria, the ideal candidate will possess acumen and demonstrated effectiveness in the flowing domains:


1)   Curriculum and Instruction

Implement and monitor all elements of school’s adopted course of study.

Supervision of instruction and timely evaluation of personnel

Maximize results in academic outcomes

Serve as instructional leader to staff by facilitating professional learning


2)   Community Relations

Visibility and presence with students

Outreach and responsiveness to parents

Pervasive divisional leadership to teacher and support staff

Assist employees to improve performance and maintain a positive culture

Communicate effectively in writing and orally with students, parents and faculty


3)   Managerial and resource management

Collaboration in selection of new personnel

Delegation of duties among divisional staff

Serve as effective gatekeeper for resources

Prepare interval reports on progress of student achievement

Assure the integrity of student results and safekeeping of their records

Create and submit evaluations for staff

Maintain a student centered environment

Create a master schedule that maximizes school resources

Collaborate with other principals in transitions from one level to next


Interested parties should send a letter of intent, a CV, a statement of educational philosophy, 3 current letters of recommendations, and a list of 5 references, including current Supervisor.


Please send materials as a single PDF file to Ambler Moss, Director at director@ismyanmar.com no later than January 12, 2015


Preliminary interviews will be held in January, with finalist interview to be held in February.


For more information about the school, visit http://www.ismynamar.com

Attention: If you apply for this position, please inform the school and us (Admin@searchassociates.com) that you saw the notice on the Search Associates website. 


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