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High School Principal

International School of Panama
Ciudad de Panama, Panama
Annual Incentive allowance provided at the beginning of the school year
Airfare ticket, for staff and dependents
Start date
Start August 2023
2 years
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Master
  • 7 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License

Qualifications, Abilities, & Experience For The Job:

  • Minimum Education: Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Prior Experience as a High School Principal are strongly desired;
  • Demonstrated track record of leading, motivating, and developing high-performance teams;
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to establish trust;
  • Exceptional wrote, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a one-to-five year time span;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities – organizing people and processes;
  • Consistently exercise discretion and good judgment;
  • High ethical standards;
  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable.
  • Airfare tickets, for staff and dependents
  • Private Health and Life Insurance
  • Annual Incentive allowance provided at the beginning of the school year

Our Core Values

  • Commitment to Excellence - We tackle challenges willingly and persevere to succeed.
  • Compassion and Integrity - We care for, respect, and value one another
  • Strength in Diversity - We embrace our differences, enrich our community, and make meaningful connections, ensuring our global mindedness.
  • Innovative Spirit - We are creative and curious learners, empowered to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
  • Lasting Impact - We contribute to a sustainable future by taking care of our planet and leaving our environment better than we found it.


Our Mission

To inspire and challenge every learner to reach their full potential and become curious, independent, and compassionate citizens of the world.


Our Definition of Learning

  • Learning is a journey of authentic discovery to develop understanding, skills, and character.  This includes four principles:
  • Learning is Iterative - We learn through our mistakes, providing us opportunities to be creative and find solutions. 
  • Learning is Exciting - We learn when we are inspired, challenged, and active.
  • Learning is Meaningful - We learn and grow when we apply our knowledge, skills, and understandings to real-world situations.
  • Learning is Social - We learn through sharing, interacting, and collaborating. 


High School Principal

  • Reports to  Head of School
  • Collaborates closely with  Leadership Team, Director of Strategic Enrollment Management, Blended Learning Coordinator, Coordinator of Student Services, Innovation Coordinator, Academic Team, Head of Departments,  and other colleagues as appropriate.
  • Supervises: High School Administration, High School Faculty, and High School Staff


General Description of Position

Under the supervision of the Head of School, the High School Principal is part of the Leadership Team, whose function is to lead and manage the High School in meeting the overall objectives of the International School of Panama as well as the needs of individual students.  The High School Principal provides balanced leadership, direction, and coordination within the high school.

The Principal's main focus should be to develop and maintain effective educational programs within his/her division and to promote the improvement of teaching and learning within his/her division. The Principal should strive to create an organization and or climate which fosters student and teacher growth.

The duties of the High School Principal are all-encompassing as all aspects of the division's operations are either directly or indirectly under his/her jurisdiction. In general terms and among other responsibilities, the High School Principal shall be responsible for: (a) the detailed organization of the division; (b) the development of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment in collaboration with the other principals and the Academic Team; (c) the assignment of duties to and the supervision of members of his/her staff and; (d) the general operation of the school facility (in collaboration with the operations team.)

The High School Principal should keep the Head of School fully advised as to the conditions and needs of the school and may be assigned other duties as needed.

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

We are recognized as a leader in international education, offering world-class opportunities for students from Pre-K (3yr olds) to 12th Grade.

ISP operates under the license of the Ministry of Education of Panama and is accredited by Cognia. As an authorized IB World School, we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme & Certificates, for students in grades 11 and 12.  In addition, we offer a unique Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate and AdvancED certified STEM programs.

Building on a strong foundation and vision, ISP continues its forward-thinking tradition, always striving to improve teaching and learning in state-of-the-art facilities, while remaining true to the bold and fearless vision of our founders, to offer a forward-thinking world-class education in Panama.

 At the International School of Panama we embrace learning as a lifelong adventure, we are conscientious inquirers with a pioneering spirit, we are courageous individuals who are unafraid to stand out. We believe in community, and in creating friendships that last for a lifetime.

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

Teaching in Panama, owing to its great variety, can be as laid back or as exciting as you want to make it. Surrounded by turquoise ocean and filled with tons of natural terrain and bustling cityscapes to explore, the adventurous will be just as happy as those who like to lay back on the beach.

Panama City
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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