St. Bernadette School is seeking a new principal for the 2017-2018 school year. The successful candidate will serve as both the instructional and spiritual leader and will be committed to the school's mission.
St. Bernadette, a parish school founded in 1947, is committed to the formation of a mature Catholic faith and academic excellence for all students. As life-long learners, the St. Bernadette community attains its full potential by exercising moral strength to live as faithful stewards.
Principals in the Archdiocese of Washington should be practicing Catholics who uphold the teaching of the faith and are committed to Catholic education that is academically excellent and rooted in Gospel values.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the advancement of the mission of the school and overseeing school operations: implementation of Archdiocesan policies; instructional and programmatic supervision; professional development; recruitment of families; long range planning; facilities management; and community relations.
Qualified candidates should be a certified catechist or demonstrate continuing progress towards attaining catechist certification in no more than three (3) years after the date of hire and hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution in educational administration, curriculum development or an approved related educational field. They also will possess or be eligible for a Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia educational administration certification and have a minimum of five (5) years of instructional experience, preferably in Catholic schools.
Qualified candidates will possess or be eligible for a Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia educational administration certification and have a minimum of five (5) years of instructional experience, preferably in Catholic schools.
Candidates are required to submit a letter from their current pastor confirming that they are a practicing Catholic and in good standing with the Catholic Church.