Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a faith-filled and visionary Catholic educational leader to serve as its next high school principal.
Chaminade is a co-educational, independent, Marianist Catholic college preparatory school serving nearly 2,000 students in grades 6-12 on two campuses in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. The high school is located in West Hills, California and serves 1,280 students in grades 9-12 while the middle school serves 700 students in Chatsworth. Chaminade seeks a Catholic educator whose visionary and dynamic leadership will promote the mission and values of the school and ensure that it continues to provide an excellent educational program.
Chaminade is one school with two campuses and two campus administrations (middle school and high school). Chaminade’s high school principal works closely with the president, middle school principal, and other members of the executive leadership team to ensure a seamless educational experience while maintaining the distinct educational experiences of the high school.
The high school principal has primary responsibility for the overall operation of the high school and must be committed to Chaminade’s mission, philosophy, and core values, as well as the Characteristics of Marianist Education. The principal supports and facilitates the policies and vision established by the president of Chaminade College.
The principal collaborates with faculty and administration in the development, refining, and delivery of high quality instruction and enhancing the overall instructional experience through collaboration, mentoring, and modeling best practices for instruction.
One challenge in today’s educational landscape is to maintain a high quality overall educational experience while looking to the future of education and the inevitable changes that Chaminade will need to make to ensure it remains a vibrant learning community. The principal will work with faculty, staff, and administration to develop, articulate, and implement a pedagogical vision focused on innovation, professional development, and staff and program evaluation in order to ensure that Chaminade remains a leader in Catholic education.
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