Established as Pope John Paul II High School in 2002, the community was quickly characterized as a Catholic community of faith and service with high academic standards, competitive athletics, and innovative extracurricular programs.
Inspired by the understanding that God makes each student with unique gifts that can be used to change the world, Pope Prep exists to serve students and their families by helping young adults find their God-given talents and discover their greater purposes in life.
With the addition of middle grades in the fall of 2021, the school’s name changed to Pope John Paul II Preparatory School.
The stunning campus of 60+ acres is ready for expansion following the recent growth in student population. The professional and recently expanded faculty maintains a deep commitment to the charism of St. John Paul II in the fulfillment of the school’s unchanging mission to prepare students to be strong in mind, body, character, and spirit for lives of learning and service, according to the Gospel.
It is a most propitious time to layer onto a strong administrative team the President/Principal model of leadership.
Opportunities and Challenges
The first President of Pope John Paul II Preparatory School will be responsible for implementing the President/Principal Model of Catholic school leadership. Specific opportunities and challenges include:
Designing and expanding Institutional Advancement programs to reach out to the greater community as well as the first classes of alumni who are now entering career phases allowing for their support of their alma mater;
Guiding and inspiring an established and very successful leadership team in fidelity to the school’s mission;
Expanding recruitment efforts of students from new and diverse communities;
Enhancing academic standards of excellence;
Maintaining meaningful faith formation that has been at the core of the students’ experience for Pope Prep’s first two decades of success;
Implementing a newly developed strategic plan including campus expansions to accommodate recent and dramatic growth.
Qualifications and Personal Attributes
The first President of Pope John Paul II Preparatory School will possess most, if not all, of the following characteristics and skills:
Practicing Catholic with a solid understanding of and experience with Catholic education;
Academic credentials that inspire confidence;
Personal presentation skills, both oral and written, that motivate constituencies to action;
Demonstrated track record of entrepreneurial success;
Proven ability to effectively guide, inspire, and relate to multiple constituencies, including Diocese, a board of trustees, faculty, students, parents, benefactors, alumni, community leaders, among many others;
Reputation for listening to and respecting diverse viewpoints;
Natural ability to set the correct example.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
A current résumé;
A statement of educational philosophy;
A Completed Candidate Questionnaire (to be provided by the consultants);
A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to: