Prince of Peace Catholic School, a PK3-8th Grade elementary school located in Plano, Texas, announces its search for an effective and enthusiastic administrator to serve as its next Principal. Prince of Peace Catholic School is a diocesan school founded in 1991 with 836 students and 92 faculty members. The successful candidate will embrace the School’s mission, be committed to academic excellence in a strong, Catholic, Christ-centered environment, possess the educational background and knowledge to provide all students with a challenging curriculum, demonstrate successful leadership in an educational setting, and have excellent communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills. This position will become effective July 1, 2019.
The Principal is the educational leader of the school, directly responsible to the President and, by extension, to the Pastor for the day-to-day operation of the school and the teaching and learning process. This responsibility demands a close working relationship with the President, the faculty, staff and students, as well as parents and the community at large. The Principal is assisted in this task by the overall Administrative Team.
The Principal, along with the President, is a facilitator of the community of faith and bears the responsibility for the integration of faith and culture within Prince of Peace Catholic School. The Principal, as the Chief Operations Office of the school, has the primary responsibility for achieving the mission of Prince of Peace Catholic School by maintaining and developing a school strong in academic excellence, counseling and guidance services, and by providing ample programs to meet the co-curricular and extra-curricular needs of the students.
In particular, the Principal:
Mission and Catholic Identity
Ensure that the Catholic character of the school is developed and nurtured.
Oversees hiring faculty and staff whose values are compatible with the mission of the school.
Provide input into periodic review of the mission and vision of the school
Help faculty and staff integrate the school’s mission in academic affairs, student affairs, and campus ministry affairs
Attend weekly Mass and contributes to the spiritual formation of community
Integrate the schools Virtue Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD) initiative into all interactions with students, teachers and parents when resolving conflict
Governance and Leadership
On a monthly basis, attend our School Advisory Council Meeting to report on internal school matters that have emerged
Leading member of the school’s Administrative Team
Active member of a to be determined SAC’s committee
Conduct monthly faculty meetings
Conduct weekly meetings with Administrative Team
Organize PLC groups and facilitate meetings when appropriate
Endeavor to create and maintain within the school an environment that fosters strong morale
Assist the President in the communication of strategic, short-range and long-range plans to the school community
Oversee the reporting of student academic progress
Conduct informal and formal observation for all professional staff
Review school’s reported standardized tests results and establish or create other assessment tools needed to improve student’s performance
Work with Assistant Principals to review all teacher’s lesson plans and other instructional goals
Monitor the preparation of the master schedule
Collaborate with the Athletic Director and Upper School Counselor to ensure accountability for any academic probation concerns
Ensure compliance with TCCBED and diocesan policy where applicable in the academic standards of Prince of Peace Catholic School
Partner with parents and teachers to work to ensure all students are reaching their God-given potential
Develop ongoing opportunities for professional development
Collaborate with the President in the assignment of teaching and other professional responsibilities as the needs of the school require
Approve all field trips and expenses related to these events that are created for enhancing instruction and learning
Provide orientation and ongoing mentoring for new teachers
Collaborate with Language Therapist, Math Interventionist, Gifted and Talented Teacher, and Learning Specialist to ensure all students needs are met
Ensure the quality of the teaching-learning process in cooperation with the Assistant Principals
Work cooperatively with the President in the development of the annual school budget
Ensure compliance with TCCBED and diocesan policy where applicable in the operational standards of Prince of Peace Catholic School
Ensure compliance with all accreditation agencies
Develop a Family Handbook with items appropriate to the entire school
Screen and interviews potential candidates for any job openings
Develop a Faculty/Staff Handbook and recommends same for approval by the President
Serve as a liaison between the faculty and staff and the President’s Cabinet
Assist in the development of the school calendar
Ensure proper supervision for lunch times
Approve and monitor teacher absences as well as student absences
As needed, provide ongoing training and mentoring of any new substitute teachers
Collaborate with the President while making the final decision on any decisions regarding suspensions and dismissals
Applications may be submitted now through May 15. Minimum requirements include: 1) Practicing Catholic, 2) Advanced degree in Educational Administration/Leadership or Principal Certification, and 3) Five years’ experience in a Catholic school. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, résumé, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of references with contact information to Advancement Coordinator, Ashley Herrera at email@example.com.
About Prince of Peace Catholic School
Prince of Peace Catholic School is a PK3-8th Grade elementary school located in Plano, Texas. We are part of the Catholic School System of the Diocese of Dallas. We were founded in 1991 and currently have 836 students and 92 faculty members. As our mission states, Prince of Peace Catholic School is devoted to: instilling strong Catholic values, fostering a life of faith and servant leadership, providing a challenging academic environment, and inspiring each student to shine to the fullest extent of his or her God-given potential. As our vision states, we cultivate faithful servants and inspired leaders who are motivated and well equipped to influence the world for Christ. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCBED), approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and AdvancEd accredits our school. To learn more, please visit our website at www.popschool.net.