St. Mary’s Academy is the first archdiocesan PreK – 12 Catholic School. The Archbishop of Atlanta and the Catholic Schools Office recently collaborated on a new vision for Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of Mercy Schools that resulted in St. Mary’s Academy. Here, families can enroll all their children under one roof, enabling faculty, staff, and coaches to coordinate activities across the entire PreK – 12 educational spectrum. The school currently enrolls over 325 students.
St. Mary’s Academy offers a Catholic education with a global perspective allowing students to stretch their imaginations and think beyond their borders. Over 90% of students are involved in extracurricular activities that develop students into honest, committed, respectable leaders by teaching the value of empathy, intercultural dialogue, and social engagement.
The curriculum at St. Mary’s Academy provides the foundation for all students to succeed in academics, grow in their faith, and explore their interests, while feeling safe, accepted, and encouraged. Through the celebration of our Lord’s presence in Word and Sacrament, in Christian fellowship, and in Works of Mercy, St. Mary’s Academy prepares students to magnify the Lord in their lives as disciples committed to bringing into the world a living and active faith.
You can learn more about this exciting school community by visiting its website here.
The President serves as the chief executive officer of the school and is responsible for the operational vitality for the school, including advancement, enrollment, marketing, finances, and capital projects. The President leads and articulates the school’s mission and vision, creates and implements strategic plans, and builds and nurtures constituent and stakeholder relationships on and off campus. The President also bears ultimate responsibility for the school’s Catholic identity and is supported by a robust senior leadership team in carrying out these responsibilities.
Additionally, the President works with an Advisory Council who are designated by the President and approved by the Archbishop. The council is made up of no more than 12 individuals and includes alumni, current parents, and parents of alumni. Each member of the advisory council serves a three-year term. The President reports to and is evaluated by the Superintendent of Schools and Office of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The President of St. Mary’s Academy is a model of what the school strives to form in its graduates: a person of deep faith, integrity, responsibility, compassion, and intelligence who inspires commitment to the school’s mission among all stakeholders for the vital task of educating young people now and in the future.
While the position description and detailed search prospectus are being prepared, interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting educational leadership opportunity immediately by contacting Michael Furey at email@example.com. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2023.
Michael Furey, Partner
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