Upper School Principal: Columbus Torah Academy
Location: Columbus, OH
Our Story
The school year 2018-19 marks the celebration of our 60th year of educating the Jewish future. The thousands of alumni and former students are proof to the critical work Columbus Torah Academy (CTA) has and is doing for the Jewish people. ​CTA, accredited by ISACS, is an independent, coeducational, K-12, college-preparatory Modern Orthodox Jewish day school dedicated to ​developing ​educated, contributing, active, aware members of contemporary American and Jewish societies. The last few years, CTA has enjoyed dynamic growth. We have almost quadrupled our Spring fundraiser, balanced our budget, increased enrollment, secured a significant amount of grant money, developed our academic philosophy, and added new and innovative educational programming/curricula. The CTA Lion pride is shining strong with faculty and staff proud to be part of our team. Parents and alumni play a significant role in our recruitment efforts, which is testimony to their satisfaction.

Join the Story
We have a strong leadership team that works well together and are excited to welcome a new member to our team. We are looking for a visionary educational leader, a person who is kind, self-motivated and who will inspire others to have a growth mindset and high expectations for academic excellence. Our next leadership team member must be a highly qualified educator who is thorough and eager to help Columbus Torah Academy continue to advance into an even stronger academic institution.

Upper School Principal's Role in Our Story
In conjunction with the Head of School, develop a strategic plan to actualize our vision for the Upper School
Responsible for operations and oversight of the Upper School
Uphold our educational philosophy in all areas of the Upper School
Inspire and motivate your educational team to grow and improve their practice
Continuously research best practices and current trends in education
Maintain healthy school culture
Foster a collaborative environment within the team

  • Graduate degree in Education/ or specific academic area
    Minimum of three years experience teaching High School General Studies
    Minimum of two years experience in a leadership position
    Formal training in school leadership
    Excellent communication skills in both speaking and writing

  • Why Columbus?
    Columbus happens to be one of the best communities for Orthodox living. Columbus has a young, vibrant and growing Jewish community. In fact, it has one of the fastest growing job markets in the Midwest, extremely affordable housing and the entire vital infrastructure to raise a Jewish family. Housing is incredibly affordable in Columbus. For example, one can easily purchase a beautiful 3- bedroom/2- Bathroom home of approximately 1,800 sq. ft. for under $200,000, or rent it for less than $1,500 per month. And what makes Columbus even more affordable is that we have state tuition vouchers in selective areas, which significantly reduce the cost of day school education. Columbus is home to 3 vibrant Orthodox synagogues, a community kollel, kosher cafe restaurant, a brand new beautiful mikvah built like a spa, an eruv, a JCC, and preschools.
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the Head of School, Rabbi Avrohom Drandoff at ​

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