Principal Position

Application Timeline

Position Opening: February 27, 2017
Application Deadline: Until Filled

Terms of Employment

Contract: Part- Time
Tentative Salary Range: $40,000
Health Benefits: Negotiable
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Application Materials

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current Resume
  3. Copy of License
  4. Copy of Transcripts
  5. 3 Reference Letters
    1. 2 Professional
    2. 1 Personal
  6. Application:  Word version, PDF version
  7. Essay Responses

Address all application materials to:

Agia Sophia Academy
Attn: Principal Selection Committee
14485 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006
Fax:  503-641-5951   Email:

Any questions regarding application completion, please contact Christine Otto:

Agia Sophia Academy seeks an experienced educator to serve as our Principal.

Our mission is to educate the whole child by providing a rich academic and arts curriculum, grounded in Orthodox Christian values, while fostering love of learning, personal responsibility and respect for each person.


Thank you for your interest in the Agia Sophia Academy. ASA is a pan-Orthodox private school located in Beaverton, Oregon at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. We offer a Montessori Primary (age 3-6) as well as a Multi-Age Elementary program (K-5th).

Agia Sophia Academy first opened in September 2004. At that time Orthodox Christian families and clergy wanted to create an educational environment with rigorous academic standards and enriching specialty subject areas (including art, PE, music, Latin and Greek), taught in the context of Orthodox Christian faith and teachings. They also wanted a school that partnered with parents in reinforcing the values taught at home and equipped our children with the tools necessary for facing today’s challenging world.

Those foundational values remain at the heart of ASA today. When asked what they love about Agia Sophia, our community members and staff highlighted: our Pan-Orthodox values, the Montessori philosophy, the integration of art/Greek/Latin, the size of ASA, the exceptional staff, and student achievement.

Looking to the future we are working to establish a solid presence so that Agia Sophia Academy will be here to educate our children’s children and generations to come. ASA is not a line item on any parish budget. School funding comes from tuition, gifts from friends of ASA, foundations and grants. Through the prayers and continued support of ASA families, board and donors, the school will continue to grow. Plans for the future include building a school space and possibly even a middle school.

With little administrative turn over the last thirteen years, we are now looking for a new leader to help us make fourteenth year the best yet. Apply today to join our amazing team.

What does the Agia Sophia Community want in a leader?

  1. An Experienced Leader
    • Demonstrated successful leadership as a building leader and classroom teacher.
    • Knowledge of, and experience with budgeting, human resources and public relations.
    • Collaborative approach to problem solving.
      Experience working closely with a board or advisory group.
  2. Strong Communication Skills
    • Able to communicate concisely and effectively with stakeholders.
    • Able to build consensus and commitment among individuals and groups with emphasis on parent involvement.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated active listening and conscious communication skills.
  3. Personal Expectations and Integrity
    • Inspires trust, has high levels of self-confidence and optimism, and models high standards of integrity and personal performance
    • Possesses a good sense of humor and a positive attitude.
      Demonstrates a welcoming leadership style with a visible, collaborative approach when working with others.
  4. Vision
    • Possesses a clear vision for growing ASA.
    • Values Montessori foundations and Love and Logic philosophies.


  • Have a minimum of five years teaching experience.
  • Possesses or qualifies for an Oregon Administrative License or comparable professional license.
  • Support Orthodox Christian values. Practicing Orthodox Christian preferred.
  • Administrative experience preferred.