Principal, St. Jude Catholic School South Bend, Indiana Starting: July 1, 2021
St. Jude Catholic School, a Christ-centered school in the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend, is seeking a principal for the 2021-2022 academic year, starting July 1.
An extension of the pastoral, evangelical, and educational ministry of St. Jude Parish
A school of 200+ students, grades PreK-8
30+ dedicated faculty and support staff
Committed to helping our students develop their spiritual, social, and academic potential for success as lifelong learners
Qualifications The successful candidate will demonstrate an unwavering commitment to providing a Catholic education of the highest quality for a diverse student population, educational certification and teaching experience, outstanding moral character, strong verbal and written communication skills, facility with instructional technology, the determination to understand and solve complex problems, seeking collaborative solutions and compromises.
For more information, contact: Stephanie Howe, Personnel Assistant, Catholic Schools Department 260-422-4611 X-3335 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Active, practicing Catholic membership of a parish within the Diocese of Forth Wayne-South Bend
A passion for evangelizing young people and their families
The ability to form and guide our teachers and staff in the Church’s mission and in academic excellence
A Master’s Degree and Indiana license in primary, elementary, or middle school education
Indiana Building Administrator Certificate (or demonstrated plan to acquire one)
At least five years of teaching experience within the PreK-8th grade level
Experience in a leadership role within a school faculty
Experience teaching students with diverse needs and abilities
About Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend
History records that in August of 1846, our diocesan schools were opened with an endowment of $4600. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and Sisters Mary Magdalen, Catherine, and Caroline of the Sisters of Providence enrolled sixty girls in the new St. Augustine Academy. After a request by Mother Guerin, the bishop acquired the assistance of the Brothers of the Holy Cross to instruct the boys. With a “cow and a calf grazing “on the school property, the new St. Augustine Academy enrolled South German Catholics, American Protestants, Canadian French children, and Miami Native American girls.
Over one hundred sixty-five years have passed since Mother Guerin, one of eight American saints, labored, taught, and prayed for children, families and Catholics residing within our diocesan boundaries. Our principals, teachers, and staff are just as committed to teaching the truth and beauty of our Catholic faith as the founding Sisters of Providence; our schools remain strong, and student populations are no less diverse over a century and a half later.
With 43 schools in 14 counties, the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend are communities of faith, knowledge, and servi...ce that have been educating the children of our Diocese for over 165 years and a commitment to academic excellence, a strong Catholic faith foundation, and a moral compass for life.