Founding Principal

Company Details

Seeking Founding Principal in Dayton, OH.

The Connor Group Kids & Community Partners is planning to open Ohio’s first private non-religious school exclusively for poverty-impacted students.

The school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2021 in Dayton. It will serve the whole child – mind, body and spirit – through wraparound services that include healthcare, counseling, vision, dental, family services, after-school, summer programming and more.

Although the school will consist of students in pre-school through eighth grade, we’ll continue supporting and tracking students through high school, college and into adulthood.

The project will be the biggest non-profit endeavor taken on by The Connor Group, which has been recognized as one of the nation’s top workplaces and most innovative companies in its field.

We’re looking for a principal to help us plan, open and operate this innovative school that will open in 2021 and become a national model for educational excellence.


Leadership responsibilities include:

– Recruiting and leading a staff of approximately 40 teachers, as well as an assistant principal, controller, director of wraparound services and other key support staff members.

– Developing and reinforcing culture.

– Researching, selecting and instituting curriculum for approximately 400 students.

– Engaging the community and communicating our vision.

– Participating in the strategic planning of the school.

– Implementing key metrics to measure student growth and success.

– Communicating with families and setting clear expectations for the role they play in their children’s education.

– Serving as the school’s top classroom instructional leader.


The right candidate will have:

– A track record of high achievement

– The desire and drive to work long hours and relentlessly improve outcomes

– A strong belief in providing a world-class education to poverty-impacted kids

– The ability to hold his or herself – as well as others – individually accountable

– A knack for communicating the mission of the school and inspiring others

– The necessary grit to overcome adversity

– Incredibly high integrity and a spotless reputation