Head of School
Namaste Charter School
Chicago, IL


Position Available:
Head of School
Namaste Charter School


3737 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60609

Community Served:
Namaste is an independent, public charter school authorized by the Chicago Public School District. Students are admitted via a blind lottery system each spring.

Type 75 certification highly preferred, Spanish Language Proficiency also preferred
Successful and significant administrative experience required in curriculum and instruction, also knowledgeable in the areas of finance, public relations and networking


Advisors Assisting the Board:
Dr. Harry Rossi:           847-370-8956   hprossi30@hotmail.com
Dr. Kathryn Robbins: 630-470-5070   krobbins1020@att.net

Namaste Charter School Highlights:

  • Founded in 2004; serves 480 students, 85% low income, 90% Latino or African American, high proportions of English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities
  • Provides a top-notch holistic education that integrates health and wellness programming with rigorous academics in a peaceful environment
  • Guided by six “pillars”
    • Nutrition, health, and wellness
    • Movement
    • Peaceful school culture
    • Language and culture
    • Collaborative practice
    • Balanced learning
  • Exceeded Chicago Public School performance on the ISAT by more than 10 percentage points in every year of operation
  • Utilizes Dual Language, balanced literacy and mathematics, healthy lifestyles and Peaceful People curricula
  • Operates on a modified year-round schedule and a 7 ½ hour school day which includes 60 minutes daily physical education and 20 minutes daily recess
  • Provides a high level of family involvement
  • Holds professional development institutes (Learning the Namaste Way) for teachers and school leaders from throughout the country to share best practices
  • Earned highest honor, the Gold Award of Distinction, from Michelle Obama’s student health initiative, Healthier US School Challenge and the Gold Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Salary Offered:
Regionally Competitive

Namaste Charter School Website:


Search Calendar: (The Board reserves the right to extend all dates.)

  • Accepting Applications Through: February 26th, 2017
  • Names of Selected Candidates Taken to the Board: March, 2017
  • Successful Candidate assumes position: July 1st, 2017