St. Thomas More Catholic school seeks a joyful, faith-filled, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as principal of our parish school, beginning in the summer of 2021. STM has a rich history of success in the Baton Rouge community, and the parish has experienced revitalization in the past several years. We seek a leader who will continue the positive momentum for our community as we move STM forward.
The principal serves as the leader and chief executive of the school, reporting directly to the pastor of STM Church. The ideal candidate will embrace and promote best practices in Catholic elementary education: spirituality, pedagogy, curriculum, student formation, etc. The ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator desiring to partner with parents, to support colleagues, and to nurture students.
St. Thomas More Catholic School opened its doors in 1960 and was recognized as a national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2016. STM currently serves 675 students in PK3 through 8th Grade. The faculty consists of 80 dedicated employees including teachers, teaching assistants, two counselors, two resource teachers, a school nurse, and office staff.
St. Thomas More Catholic School is committed to continuing a legacy of excellence in religious and academic education in a nurturing environment that fosters self-discipline.
Applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered:
Master’s Degree, able to meet LA non-public requirements
Minimum of five years of experience in education, preferably in Catholic schools
Demonstrated leadership ability, preferably in Catholic education
Must be available on or before July 1, 2020
In order to apply:
Mail resume’, letter of interest, philosophy of education, copies of all college transcripts showing degrees, and three letters of recommendation to:
Catholic Schools Office
Attn: St. Thomas More Principal Search
P.O. Box 2028
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028
Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Schools Office
Evangelize Hearts, Educate Minds, Encourage Talent, and Embrace the Future
The schools of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Additional Salary Information: There is a diocesan salary scale utilized as a baseline for principals in our Catholic schools. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.
About St. Thomas More Catholic School
St. Thomas More Catholic School is located in Baton Rouge, LA and currently serves 620 students in grades K-8. STM is a warm and welcoming community, blending traditional Catholic values and best practices in education. Since 1960 St. Thomas More has been known throughout the community for its outstanding academic program, tremendous success in athletics, and strong Catholic identity. St. Thomas More was nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2016.
At St. Thomas More, our goal is to help each child entrusted to our care to reach his or her full potential. For many years the school has utilized ability grouping to meet students where they are in their development. STM teachers differentiate instruction and engage students’ multiple intelligences. The school has two school counselors and two resource teachers to provide support as we help our students become the men and women God calls them to be.
For more information about St. Thomas More, please visit the school’s website at www.stmbr.org.