Elementary School Principal – St. Patrick Catholic School – Brighton, MI

JOB DESCRIPTION
St. Patrick Catholic School in Brighton, Michigan is accepting applications for a principal position.

St. Patrick Catholic School is located at 1001 CHARLES ORNDORF DRIVE, BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN, and is a Pre-K through 8 school with 434 students and 31 full and part-time staff members. St. Patrick Catholic School is located in Brighton, Michigan in a 50,000 square foot building and located on 13 acres of beautiful, natural surroundings.

The principal is the primary religious and education leader of the school. As spiritual leader of the school, the principal is expected to nurture the faith development of the faculty and staff by providing opportunities for spiritual growth. As educational leader, the principal provides ample opportunity for continuing education for all staff members. The principal reports directly to the Pastor and is responsible for the implementation of the mission statement of the school.

The mission of the schools of the Catholic Diocese of Lansing is the mission of Christ and of his Church — to educate and form young people as disciples who reach their full spiritual, academic, emotional, and physical potential. The schools are to be prayerful communities of witness, evangelization, and discipleship, where the distinctively Christian way of life is modeled, taught, and lived. In every respect the schools are to be grounded in truth and Christ who is the Truth.

A principal in a school of the Catholic Diocese of Lansing is the leader of a community of administrators, faculty, staff, volunteers, parents, students, benefactors, and friends. The principal is a close collaborator of the pastor. A principal is directly responsible for recruiting, selecting, forming, guiding, and evaluating teachers who (a) are committed to Catholic education, (b) enjoy working with and teaching children, (c) have a deep knowledge of the pertinent subject matter, (d) are familiar with various didactic approaches, (e) are skillful in classroom management, (f) are skilled in developing and implementing curriculum, lesson plans, and formative assessments, (g) can address parent and community concerns, (h) are persistent and creative, (i) effectively use data and technology, and (j) are collegial and collaborative. A principal supervises students with love, strength, kindness, and wisdom.
QUALIFICATIONS
The desired candidate for the position in a school of the Catholic Diocese of Lansing is a practicing Catholic, actively involved in parish life. The desired candidate holds an M.A. (or equivalent) in an educational field (educational leadership preferred), is currently certified (or readily certifiable) as a Michigan teacher, and is eligible for Michigan Administrative Certification. The desired candidate has at least five years of teaching experience, can effectively serve as the instructional leader of the school, is capable of formulating and administering the curriculum, and can adroitly oversee the school’s co-curricular programming.
APPLICATION PROCESS
A candidate must provide a cover letter, a resume, at least three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and contact information for professional and personal references. This material must be attached to the online application by June 22, 2018. Questions about the position may be directed to Ray Rzepecki, Associate Superintendent, at rrzpecki@dioceseoflansing.org

To apply find the position at http://www.dioceseoflansing.org/employment
and fill out the online application.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
The pastor of this large school is an easy to work with orthodox young priest who has a strong vision for the Catholic identity for the school.