St. Mary’s Catholic School, a preK-8th grade school, in Boise, ID is seeking a principal to start in August 2019.The principal provides spiritual leadership for the school community, preserving and promoting the school’s mission as a Catholic school, in particular promoting/enhancing Catholic Identity as outlined in the Western Catholic Education Association accreditation protocol.The principal also provides visionary and strategic leadership and personally promotes the success of all students and staff by participating in the development, articulation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the staff, students, parents, and parish as a whole.This includes implementation of the WCEA accreditation action plan and the school’s strategic plan.The principal is also the instructional leader, promoting the academic success of all students, and the professional growth of all staff, by ensuring a unified vision and integration of the total school program.The principal is the primary provider of management and organizational leadership.In collaboration with the pastor and the school advisory board, the principal acts to promote a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, and manages the organization, operation, and resources for the success of all students and staff.
The selected candidate must have a Master’s Degree and possess, or be able to obtain, certification as an administrator through Idaho State Department of Education.The candidate should be able to demonstrate successful experience as a classroom teacher or school counselor/building administrator.
The position will begin August 2019.Applications will be accepted until June 10, 2019, or when the position is filled.
The following documents should be completed and returned to the address listed below.
A cover letter explaining your interest in a principal position in the Diocese of Boise
Copy of Idaho or out-of-state administrator license(s)
Many educators would agree that establishing a positive culture and climate are the cornerstones of a successful school.Describe your philosophy as it relates to school culture and climate and what steps you would take in your first year to establish a positive culture and climate at St. Mary’s Catholic School.
From your perspective, what are the biggest challenges that Catholic Schools face today and how do your background and experience prepare you to address those challenges at St. Mary’s Catholic School?
St. Mary’s Catholic Church serves a strong and vibrant Latino community which is under-represented in our school community. How would you reach out to Latinos in our area to encourage them to enroll in our school?
Three letters of recommendation from:
Pastor or religious superior
Immediate past employer
One other professional reference
Completed application packets should be submitted to:
Dr. Sarah Quilici, Superintendent of Catholic Schools