Assistant Principal for Bishop Louis Reicher Catholic High School
Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools
Location: Waco, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 807134
Bishop Louis Reicher Catholic School - Hiring Announcement
Assistant Principal for High School
Bishop Louis Reicher Catholic School (BLR), located in Waco, TX and a member school of the Diocese of Austin, TX seeks a dynamic, mission-driven leader for the 2023-2024 academic year. The school has started a transition to a Catholic classical curriculum with a current focus on Literature, History, Theology, and Latin. As Waco's only Catholic school, BLR serves a diverse student population of 345 students from grades pre-K3 through twelfth grade. The school's faculty includes the Dominican Sisters of the Ann Arbor (MI) province along with youth leaders from Ablaze Ministries. The Assistant Principal for High School will work collaboratively with an administrative team that includes: the Pastor of St. Louis parish, Head of School, Assistant Principal of Lower School, and Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Academics.
The ideal candidate is a committed faithful Catholic, in love with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and desirous of sharing that joy with others, with at least five years' experience in school leadership, familiarity with Catholic classical learning, a master's degree in an academic subject or in education or educational leadership, and skills in communication.
Ministerial Character Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ's mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ's mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ's mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.
Positions employed in this School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.
The Assistant Principal fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by working with the principal in the management of the school, faculty, staff, and students with major emphasis on curriculum and instruction, as well as student discipline. This position reports to and is evaluated by the principal.
Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
Supports and assists with the responsibilities of the principal
Serves as the principal in the principal's absence
Assists in the general administration of the school
Supports the communication, training, and supervision of the faculty and staff
Assists in planning for staff development, curriculum, educational textbooks and materials, and student testing
Maintains documentation of instructional planning
Carries out the disciplinary policies of the school
Interprets and enforces school policies
Designs the master schedule
Assists with faculty and other meetings
Provides direct supervision of school sponsored activities
Communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals
Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff
Collaborates with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning
Monitors students regarding tardiness, absences, and those on academic probation
Oversees faculty and staff committees, as assigned
Observes and evaluates instruction and provides constructive feedback on performance
Supports the preparation of handbooks
Supports the referral process for student evaluation within the public school system
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
Knowledge of curriculum, instructional methods/strategies, and curriculum differentiation
Knowledge of child development, learning and behavior
Able to manage student behavior
Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
Able to work well with others in a school community
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously
Skill in job appropriate technology
Skill in critical thinking and planning
Bachelor's degree and pursuing a master's degree
Pursuing 18 hours in educational administration and supervision
Has successful teaching experience
Certifications and Training:
Certification/Licenses: Meets TCCED requirements for assistant principal
Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.
Without a Theology degree, must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.
In a commitment to ongoing formation in catechetical and spiritual leadership development, the principal will continue Religion Certification Part 2 at a minimum of one class per year.
Required to work some nights and weekends
Required to manage high to moderate levels of stress
Required to work a minimum a full school day
Required to work in standard office and school conditions
All employees must adhere to the Catholic Schools Standards of Conduct, the Diocese of Austin EIM policies, and the social, ethical, and moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church as interpreted by the Bishop of Austin.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin is a community of parents, teachers and administrators, clergy and religious with values rooted in the Catholic Faith, all working together to provide our students with a strong foundation for life. The Office of Catholic Schools, in service to principals and communities, assists Catholic schools in the formation of its members in their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social lives. The schools, in turn, provide opportunities for its students, families, faculty, staff and board members to grow in a commitment to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The office also coordinates accreditation, curriculum, testing, training and policy development for the approximately 571 teachers serving in the schools. All of the diocesan schools follow an accreditation process that is prescribed by the Texas Catholic Conference, approved by the Texas Education Agency, and directed by the diocesan superintendent’s office.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin form a unified school system made up of 22 Catholic schools ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade that collectively educate over 5,300 students across Central Texas. The entire schoo...l system stretches from the city of West in the north to Buda in the south, and from Bryan-College Station area in the east to Killeen in the west.