Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Location: Westerville, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Located in Westerville, Ohio in the Diocese of Columbus, Saint Paul School is the largest pre-K - 8 school in the region. Home to 817 students, Saint Paul is a strong Catholic school community dedicated to teaching, living, and learning in the light of Christ.
Founded in 1961, the school opened with all eight grade levels and 218 students enrolled that very first year. Since then, Saint Paul has grown considerably. In 2007, St. Paul purchased ten acres on Moss Rd. near the school to replace the old athletic fields needed for parking for the new church. The Parish Athletic Association (PAA) raised over $300,000 to develop the land, create the athletic complex, and build a concession stand. The fields accommodate parish football, baseball, and softball games as well as lacrosse practice.
For additional information regarding the school community, please visit the school's websitehere.
In 2018, the school completed an impressive expansion and update. The second floor was added to our school which enlarged the building by 27,000 square feet and included the following: school offices, the Library Learning Commons updates, restrooms, an instrumental music room, a new art room, nine new classrooms, a video production studio, a teacher workroom, new interactive whiteboards, an elevator, two new science labs, a STEAM/IDEA Lab makerspace, intervention specialists center, and two preschool classrooms.
Inspired by its patron saint, the school is a community rooted in evangelization and outreach through service to a variety of communities both local and global. As a people of God, the school community has an active prayer life centered on weekly Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Students attending the school between K-4th grade encounter advanced catechists at every level who are passionate about sharing the beauty of our faith. Teachers facilitate the formation of a personal relationship with the Father, through His Son Jesus, and is enlivened by the Holy Spirit. As the students move up through the grade levels, their faith is nourished in a new and exciting way. The middle-grade students are taught by dedicated theology specialists.
Beyond a strong emphasis on faith formation, the school has a long-held tradition of high expectations for teaching and learning as evidenced by the 2013 and 2020 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and 2019 STEAM School of Excellence designation by the Ohio Department of Education.
The school seeks its next Principal who will build on this tradition of excellence in all domains. The Principal serves as the school's spiritual and educational leader and is responsible for exercising independent judgment in implementing a broad array of programs and functions. These responsibilities encompass spiritual development and realizing the school's philosophy, curriculum, co-curricular activities, discipline, and personnel practices. The Principal collaborates with the Pastor in decisions on the school facilities and community relations. In fulfilling this role, the Principal is directly responsible to the Pastor and the diocesan Office of Catholic Schools.
The next Principal is expected to bring the energy, charisma, vision, and leadership skills necessary for this school community to deliver its respected Catholic educational program successfully.
Our detailed Search Prospectus highlighting this rare executive leadership opportunity is available here:
An interim leader will be in place for the 2021-22 school year. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2022 or sooner. Do not delay. Connect with us today!
Kyle M. Pietrantonio, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.