Principal: Rhodora J. Donahue Academy at Ave Maria
Ave Maria, Florida Position available: July 1, 2023
Rhodora J. Donahue Academy at Ave Maria, located in Ave Maria, Florida, is a Catholic, classical school in the Diocese of Venice in which students, from pre-school to twelfth grade, encounter Christ and pursue excellence in all things. Students deepen their love of God and others through the pursuit of all that is true, good, and beautiful.
Catholic Identity and Academic Excellence within a Supportive Parish Environment
The pastor and principal work collaboratively to inspire students, parents, and staff to live as Jesus taught by integrating Catholic values not only within the academic setting, but also throughout the parish and the wider community. The school's vibrant Catholic culture is designed to ensure that every graduate is formed in faith, is educated in excellence, and is sent to serve.
Call for Passionate and Faith-filled Principal Candidates Applications are currently being accepted for a faith-filled, dynamic, and passionate educator to serve as principal of Rhodora J. Donahue Academy at Ave Maria beginning on July 1, 2023. The successful candidate must be a professed and practicing Catholic who upholds the teachings of the faith and who exemplifies an unwavering commitment to Catholic education that is firmly rooted in Gospel values.
Principal Profile and Expectations The principal must be an innovative and visionary educational leader with demonstrated expertise in the classical model with pedagogy, curriculum, instruction, and assessment within a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve learning environment. The principal is expected to:
provide continuous catechetical formation to students, parents, and staff.
actively engage his or her school community in the evangelizing mission of the Church.
embrace the concept of putting faith into action by actively engaging students and staff in serving others.
create a school culture that is steeped in a Catholic Worldview, centered in the person of Jesus Christ, and sustained by Gospel witness.
form a vibrant Catholic learning and faith community that is distinguished by excellence.
work to ensure that Catholic education is accessible to all students.
exemplify a commitment to educating the whole child.
continuously improve his or her school by implementing innovative leadership practices specific to the following domains:?
Mission and Catholic Culture
Governance and Leadership
Academic Preparation, Work Experience, and Faith into Action The successful candidate must possess an advanced degree in educational leadership and have to his or her credit at least five years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school. Preferred candidates will have a strong knowledge of Classical Catholic Liberal Arts Education.
Most importantly, the candidate is expected to adhere to all principles and tenets of the Catholic faith, to maintain a lifestyle that is in full accord with Church teachings, and to promote the best interests of the Roman Catholic Church at all times. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for the submission of complete electronic applications is February 17, 2023.
To apply for this position
Please complete an administrative application on the Diocese of Venice website Upload the following:
A current resume.
Copies of transcripts that document undergraduate and graduate degrees earned as well as post-graduate study completed. (It is not necessary to request official transcripts. At this point in time, copies will suffice. If you are hired, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.)
A Florida Department of Education printout that indicates the licenses, certificates, and endorsements held by the candidate as well as the expiration dates of these credentials.
If your administrative certificate or license is from a state other than Florida, upload a copy of this credential into your application.
Three professional letters of reference from individuals who know you well and who can attest to your leadership skills in the domains of Mission and Catholic Identity, Governance and Leadership, Academic Excellence, and Operational Vitality.
A clergy reference from a priest who knows you well and who can attest to your level of spirituality, your practice of the Catholic faith, and your adherence to Church teachings.
Please Note: Review of applications begins as soon as complete electronic applications are submitted. Incomplete or paper applications will not be considered.
Faithful Practicing Catholic
Knowledge of the Classical Liberal Arts Tradition
Ability to obtain a Florida Administrative Credential
Master's Degree or better in School Leadership
5 or more years in Catholic Education, preferably in Leadership Positions
The Donahue Academy is a Catholic, Classical school in which students encounter Christ and pursue excellence in all things. Our students will deepen their love of God and others through the pursuit of all that is true, good, and beautiful.
Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, established in 2007, is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory, and classical school operated by Ave Maria Parish in the Diocese of Venice, Fl. We are a PreK-12 school with a total student body of approximately 345, with about 85 in grades 9 – 12.