St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School, a PK3-8 elementary school located in East Dallas, Texas, announces its search for an effective and enthusiastic administrator to serve as its next principal. The successful candidate will embrace the School’s mission, be committed to providing an environment rich in Catholic truths and values, be knowledgeable in current educational trends that lead to academic excellence, be able to implement successful strategies for student and faculty recruitment and retention, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate successful leadership in an educational setting. This position will become effective July 1, 2019.
Established in 1948 as part of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Parish, the School has held true to its mission for more than 70 years--to provide students with an academically excellent, faith-based education in a safe and nurturing environment. The School offers a standards-based curriculum as recommended by the Catholic Schools Office and incorporates Thinking Maps across the curriculum. Teachers utilize technology in the deliverance of web-based lessons and focus on research based, data driven instructional strategies. Clubs and activities are offered as one means to engage students and parents in the life of the School.
As a ministry of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Parish, the School falls directly under the administration of the Pastor of the parish. The Principal at St. Bernard’s leads by example and both oversees and coordinates all academic aspects of the School, including management and formation of teachers and staff members, development of curriculum, student recruitment and retention activities, management of student interventions, program design, student discipline, and coordination of growth and spiritual guidance of all members of the School.
Applications may be submitted now until mid-April.
Minimum requirements include:
1) Practicing Catholic;
2) Advanced degree in Educational Administration/Leadership or Principal Certification (may be in-progress),
3) Proficiency in speaking Spanish, and
4) Five (5) years experience in a Catholic school.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, résumé, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of five (5) references with contact information to The Education Group at either address below.
For further information about the position and application procedures, please contact the School’s search consultants.
Karen A. Drawz, Lead Search Consultant The Education Group email@example.com 214.535.7093
Allison Lorimer Search Consultant The Education Group firstname.lastname@example.org 214.587.3694
Internal Number: SBC
About St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School
Enrolling in a Catholic School is more than just choosing a better education:
IT IS ABOUT CHOOSING A BETTER LIFE.
Within the Diocese of Dallas, we believe that Catholic Schools need to be excellent across five domains in order to thrive: Academics, Community, Catholic Formation, Facilities, and Finances. Catholic Schools need to be reflective of the needs of their communities and serve the greater interests of those they serve. At our best, Catholic Schools are not merely good for Catholics – Catholic Schools are good for Dallas.