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Elementary School Principal

American School of Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Housing provided
Airfare and airport pick-up
Start August 2020
2 years
  • Early Childhood, Elementary
  • Director/Principal
  • Master
  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • Education, Educational Leadership
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification
  • Master’s Degree (Educational Administration or Primary Education preferred)
  • Minimum of ten successful years of educational experience (Teaching and Administrative combined)
  • Experience in school-wide accreditation processes ( WASC preferred)
  • International Leadership experience in a multicultural school setting
  • Experience working in a school culture that supports English Language learners preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, leadership, and conflict resolution skills required
  • Proven track record as a collaborative team player in a highly dynamic, complex and innovative learning community

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, based on qualifications and experience

The standard benefits package for our internationally hired faculty includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Housing 
  • International health insurance
  • School provided car
  • Airfare
  • Mongolian visa and work permit
  • Tuition waiver for applicable candidates
  • Shipping allowance
  • Settling-in advance payment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sustain and develop a culture of future-ready, student-centered learning based around current research
  • Provide leadership to and participate in the strategic planning and implementation of the school’s strategic priorities as outlined by our WASC Accreditation
  • Oversee student wellbeing, including the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of academic programs and structures already in place
  • Lead Elementary School curriculum development, alignment, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the Massachusetts State Standards
  • Use data to monitor the success of Elementary School programs and oversee the monitoring of student growth
  • Ensure all students’ needs are met through close collaboration with and oversight of the Elementary School Teachers and Program Assistants
  • Support the professional growth of teaching staff through the use of Professional Development days provided in the School calendar
  • Support the professional teaching staff and teaching assistants through the use of the consistent and goal-orientated teacher evaluation system in place
  • Lead the recruitment, selection, orientation and the placement of staff
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Principal to develop and implement a whole-school approach to professional development in support of the school’s goals
  • Build community and ensure effective communication with all stakeholder groups
  • Manage and monitor the Elementary School annual budget, in collaboration with the School Manager, Assistant Principal and Managing Director
  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team (Governing Board) to develop and implement the school’s strategic goals, policies and practices
  • Oversee the successful day-to-day running of the Elementary School
  • Facilitates strategies to improve classroom instruction and increase student achievement
  • Connects research-based initiatives and innovative strategies to maximize the achievement of each learner
  • Monitors and evaluates the use of assessments to guide instructional practices and provide timely and accurate feedback to students and parents
  • Demonstrates and supports the importance of professional development by providing adequate time and resources for teachers and staff to participate in professional learning (Professional Partnership Program)
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

The American School of Ulaanbaatar (ASU) is an international school founded in 2006. We are a private school with an international accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), based in California, USA. Our student population is about 85% Mongolian, but the remainder is comprised of students from more than 20 different countries.

Fast Facts
School location:  Zaisan Area, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Year that ASU was founded:  2006
Number of students enrolled that first year:  160
Enrollment for 2019-2020:  650
Managing Director of the school:  Ms. Oyunsuren Dugarjav
Elementary School Principal:  Dr. Megan Geshel
Secondary School Principal:  Mr. Roger Dutcher
Full time faculty:  94
Teaching assistants:  11
Sports Team Name:  Wolves


The American School of Ulaanbaatar’s challenging, comprehensive and supportive learning environment encourages students to actively discover and develop their intellectual, physical and creative potential. The school demonstrates its commitment to the development of the whole child through stimulating academic and co-curricular programs that prepare students to learn and achieve success in an ever changing global society.


The American School of Ulaanbaatar is a community of lifelong learners. ASU provides each student with the opportunity to achieve his/her personal best within an International educational environment. The school prepares students to succeed in English speaking colleges and universities. Our students will acquire the skills and attitude necessary to be intellectually reflective, lead a lifetime of meaningful work, be caring and ethical citizens, and be physically and mentally healthy.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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