The St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School Principal leads school programs which ensure not only academic excellence, but also the spiritual, moral, physical and emotional development of the school community. Define a vision rooted in Gospel values. The person who holds this position is supervised by the President of the school.
Lead and facilitate the Church’s teaching mission and provide for religious development of the school community members.
Ensure quality Catholic religious instruction of students at all levels especially through the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Promotes Catholic community with parents, students, faculty and staff through a witness of prayer, sacrifice, sacramental unity and fellowship.
Applies a Catholic educational vision to the daily activities of the school
Facilitate the faith formation of the students as part of their high school experience
Identifies, implements, and monitors annual goals and strategies to ensure the overall quality of the academic program.
Implements the State of Missouri academic standards and the Diocese benchmarks for the teaching of religion.
Demonstrates an understanding of effective procedures for evaluating the learning of students in the areas of audio, visual, and kinesthetic learning.
Demonstrates the ability to evaluate the general effectiveness of the learning program of the school
Supervise students and faculty, financial processes and maintenance programs.
Recruit, interview, select, and provide an orientation for school staff. Evaluate staff on an on-going basis throughout the year.
Under the supervision of the President, demonstrates skills in planning and managing the school’s financial resources toward development and monitoring an annual budget
Understands the basic strategies of long-range planning and applies them in developing plans for the school
Provides for development in the broadest sense, including effective public relations programs (parishes, and broader community) and a school marketing program
Basic Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Master’s Degree, state certification and previous experience.
Practicing member of the Catholic church
Minimum 3 years teaching experience in Catholic school
State certification/license in administration
Make timely, well-reasoned decisions; intelligently analyze issues and balance fact-based analysis with intuition, information and experience.
Understand the connection between Diocese goals and strategies and turn those into actionable plans and goals.
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