Principal, Maple Leaf International School Shanghai

Maple Leaf Educational Systems

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Are you looking for a new, exciting opportunity to teach in China and travel?

We are interested in partnering with teachers that have a passion for student achievement and success. Teachers that are collaborative and able to adapt to the Maple Leaf vision and mission. If you are seeking a challenging but rewarding career in education, apply today!

Job Description:

Maple Leaf International School – Shanghai invites applications from school leaders who thrive in intercultural environments to apply for the position of Principal. Shanghai is China’s biggest city and a major financial hub. The city has a population of approximately 25 million.

Maple Leaf International School-Shanghai is a Maple Leaf World School offering the Maple Leaf World School Program. The school admits students from Shanghai as well as from around China that are interested in studying abroad, have a strong work ethic, and sufficient ability to study in English and to learn gaining the Maple Leaf advantages.

The current enrolment is approximately 350 students. Students are enrolled in either the Maple Leaf World School Program or the ESL Grade, based on their language proficiency. Upon graduation, students will receive the Maple Leaf World School diploma.

The successful candidate will be attracted to this unique opportunity will meet the following requirements:

Required Education and Experience

  • Completion of a Masters degree, or evidence of enrollment in a Masters program;
  • Teacher certification from a recognized granting agency;
  • Minimum of three complete years of successful teaching in accredited schools and at least two years of administrative experience;
  • Familiarity with the technology used in supporting student learning and experience with differentiated teaching practices related to inclusion, diversity and teaching students with exceptionalities;
  • Ability to create a strong team amongst a group of experienced staff;
  • Ability to work in an intercultural setting where building relationships with all partners that share the facilities will be critical to the success of the program and the school;
  • Knowledge of current curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies;
  • Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach at the secondary level;
  • Intercultural communication skills and a desire to live and work in China;
  • A willingness to engage in student recruitment activities and activities which profile the school within the community;
  • Familiarity and experience with Student Management Software.

Application: Please ensure you have the following documentation in your application for this 3-year renewable leadership position

  • Resume and cover letter, including two references who have supervised your school leadership;
  • Proof of valid teaching certification;
  • Copy of photo page on passport(to determine Chinese work permit eligibility)

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00pm, March 18th, 2024

Please direct all inquiries to:

Jacalyn Kersey Or Dr. Patrick Thalheimer

More about the Maple Leaf Schools:

  • Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is the most extensive international school system in China, with campuses in over 28 cities around the country.
  • With an infrastructure that originated over 26 years ago, Maple Leaf offers a high-quality international education to students from preschool to high school.
  • We are accredited by Cognia (USA) and inspected and certified by the British Columbia (B. C.) Ministry of Education (Canada).

Life in China

There has never been a better time to teach in China. Whether you’re looking for spectacular natural beauty, global mega-cities, a rich history or culture of modern innovation, there is a China to suit everyone. So, an international adventure in a fascinating culture? Fulfilling and well-paid work? If these are on your professional check-list, now might just be the perfect time for you to teach in China.

Check out our video of Maple Leaf Schools in China:  or visit our careers website to learn more.

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  • Total Jobs 25 Jobs
  • Location Dalian
  • Full Address 9 Central Street, Jinshitan Dalian, China
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  • School Type Education Company