The Department of Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg has announced a Principal Opportunity at Holy Family School in Berwick, PA. http://www.hfsberwick.org/
Berwick is located in eastern Columbia County, Pa, nestled in on the north bank of the Susquehanna River. The borough was first settled in 1769 and founded in 1786. Holy Family School itself had its beginnings in September, 1955 when two catholic schools opened their doors in Berwick. St. Joseph's School was staffed by the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy and St. Mary's School was staffed by the Sisters of SS Cyril and Methodius. In 1986 the two schools consolidated and became known as Holy Family School. Since 1955 thousands of students have benefited from the solid foundation which includes a quality education as well as core values set for Christian living.
The present school consists of a Pre- Kindergarten through 4thgrade. The school continues to have a Sister from the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy as a teacher, along with PA certified lay teachers, who are also certified as Religion teachers in the Harrisburg Diocese.
The mission of Holy Family School is to work as a partner with the family to challenge our students to meet the future with a solid foundation based on Gospel values, and to offer a curriculum which fosters academic, social and spiritual growth.
Minimum qualifications: Practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; Thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; PA Administrators Certificate (or in process); Catechetical Certification (or in process) and 5 years teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications(in addition to minimum qualification): Three years of Administrative experience; Catechetical Certification (or in process); Master’s Degree in Educational Administration
Desirable Leadership Characteristics: Experience at marketing, recruitment, and fiscal management; Collaborative leadership style with good interpersonal and team-building skills; Oral and written communication and motivational skills; Experience in instructional leadership. Curriculum development, teacher supervision, and effective instruction; Knowledge and application of instructional technology; Ability to effectively represent the school and the Church
Send resume and letter of interest by April 24, 2019 to: Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools; Diocese of Harrisburg; 4800 Union Deposit Road; Harrisburg, PA 17111-3710 or by email
About DIOCESE OF HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
The Diocese of Harrisburg was established on March 3, 1868 by Pope Pius IX. Bishop Jeremiah F. Shanahan, a 34 year-old Priest and seminary rector from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was named to lead this new diocese.
Eighteen counties composed the Diocese of Harrisburg at that time. That changed in later years to fifteen counties comprised of 7,660 square miles today. They include: Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York.
The Diocese is blessed with one Cathedral and 2 Basilicas. Saint Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, is the mother church of the Diocese. Sacred Heart Basilica, Conewago, is the oldest stone church in use in the United States. The Basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius is located in Danville, PA.
Since its founding, eleven Bishops have led the Diocese of Harrisburg. The current Bishop, the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, was appointed Bishop of Harrisburg by his Holiness Pope Francis on January 24, 2014. He was installed as Bishop of Harrisburg on March 19, 2014.
The Diocesan Administration Center, located in suburban Harrisburg, serves as the administrative off...ices to the Bishop and his staff.
Our neighbors are the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown to the east, Scranton to the north, Altoona-Johnstown to the west, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore to the south. Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth, and within our boundaries are to be found historic Gettysburg and Conewago Chapel, Hanover, famous for its shoes and horses, and the sweetest town on earth, Hershey. The beautiful Susquehanna runs through the Diocese and some of the richest farmland in the world is found in Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County.