PYP Coordinator and Assistant Elementary School Principal at Lincoln Community School, Accra in Ghana
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PYP Coordinator and Assistant Elementary School Principal
Lincoln Community School, Accra (Ghana)

Nov 28, 18
Dec 15, 18



Lincoln Community School

Accra, Ghana

seeks an

PYP Coordinator and Assistant Elementary School Principal

effective August 2019




Lincoln Community School (LCS) is a not for profit American international school located in Accra, the capital of Ghana, an English speaking, democratic, politically stable, and economically growing country in West Africa. Founded in 1968 and accredited by both the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International School (CIS), Lincoln Community School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs. English is the language of instruction; classes are offered from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.


Governed by a nine member Board representing members of the parent community, LCS is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools and is an active member of  the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and the West Africa International School Activities League (WAISAL).



We are an intentionally diverse group coming from a truly global parentage. At Lincoln we are proud of our diversity, with over 60 nationalities represented among our student body.   Lincoln serves an expatriate population associated with embassies, international businesses, aid agencies, United Nations agencies, and religious organizations located in Ghana. Our parents are active in their children’s education and are highly supportive of the school and the faculty. Parents cite the “sense of community” as their most valued aspect of the school.


Class sizes are approximately 20 students or fewer. Specialized learning support programs serve those students with English acquisition needs (EAL) and students with identified mild to moderate learning needs.



Lincoln Community School offers a broad and challenging educational program, which includes ample opportunities for character education and life skills development.  Consistent with the IB mission of promoting international mindedness, the LCS curriculum is developed and delivered through an international and multicultural perspective.


Enhanced by our Learning Principles, our pedagogy embraces constructivist approaches; fosters deep, conceptual understanding; encourages creative and critical thinking; and provides rich feedback and descriptive assessment to enhance learning. While Lincoln embraces American-style and progressive approaches to teaching, we are mindful of both the richness of our host-country and community demographics’ ability to provide a rich and stimulating learning environment.  We expect our teachers to embrace collaboration, student centered-approaches, and thoughtful integration of learning technologies.  




The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who is a proven leader, who thrives on collaboration and community building, and who is a passionate and reflective educator.  To be successful in our school context, the ideal candidate should be resilient, adaptable, and possess a keen sense of humor. Click here for a full position description of the role. 


In addition to the above, we are looking for someone with the following qualifications:           



  • Minimum of five years teaching experience
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Commitment to the philosophical underpinnings of the PYP
  • Knowledge and experience of the Primary Years Program
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills


  • Proven ability to lead in-service training to teachers
  • Experience of working in international schools
  • Successful experience in leading teams, preferably in a similar role


LCS offers an initial contract term of three years (renewable). The salary for the position is commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and is competitive within Africa. Other benefits for the position include international medical insurance for the employee and up to two qualifying dependents, retirement contribution from 5%, professional development allowance of $2,500 per year, flights home annually, relocation allowance, comfortable furnished housing subject to family size, allowance for utilities,  personal leave of 3 days, recruitment leave of 3 days and maternity leave of 12 weeks.



Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and the requested materials listed below as early as possible as the Search Committee reserves the right to close the selection process at any time if the right candidate is found. The deadline for applications is December 15th, however the review of files will begin as soon as they are received, and online interviews will be arranged with suitable candidates prior to that date with the intention to complete the final selection by mid-January.


Candidates should send the information listed below as a single pdf file attached to an email:

  • A letter of application, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in this position.
  • A current résumé not to exceed two pages.
  • A one-page list of references with current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.


Applications should be sent to Director of Human Resources, Louisa Mensah-Baah, at Additional information about Lincoln Community School can be found on the school’s web site at



In addition to commitment to hiring dynamic and committed educators, LCS is also mindful of the obligation to provide a safe and caring learning environment for our community and has fully implemented child protection policies and procedures.


Therefore, we require anyone wishing to join our professional community to provide requested up-to-date and accurate screening information.


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

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Nick Kendell has worked in Asia, Australia, and Africa as an educator and administrator.