Principal: St. Scholastica Catholic Parish School Woodridge, Illinois Position available: July 1, 2017
St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School, located in Woodridge, Illinois, offers world-class educational experiences that are firmly rooted in traditional Catholic doctrine to students in kindergarten through grade eight. A Diocese of Joliet Catholic elementary school, St. Scholastica serves children in Woodridge, Lisle, and surrounding County DuPage County communities.
Within this premier school, all students are actively engaged in learning and living their faith through an integrated Catholic faith-based curriculum that is both comprehensive and rigorous. St. Scholastica Catholic School is the educational center of a diverse faith community. The Pastor and Principal inspire students, parents, and staff to demonstrate their commitment to living as Jesus taught by continuously refining and integrating Catholic values, not only in the academic setting, but also throughout their lives in the Parish and the community at large. The school's vibrant Catholic Culture is designed to ensure that every graduate of St. Scholastica Catholic School is formed in faith, educated in excellence, and is sent to serve.
St. Scholastica Parish School is a Catholic educational community that strives to prepare students for their future academic endeavors and life experiences. The school provides an environment that encompasses a quality academic curriculum, mutual respect, intellectual curiosity, and service to others. It is the philosophy of St. Scholastica Catholic School to recognize parents as the primary educators of their children. Therefore, it is with the active involvement of parents that the Pastor, Principal, and school staff strive to help their students become:
Spiritual Persons: who constantly seek to further a relationship with God: who recognize and proclaim the goodness and grace of God in themselves and in others; who willingly commit to a Christian lifestyle, and who actively worship with the Faith Community.
Loving Persons: who willingly and creatively share time and talents with the diverse society, who compassionately and sensitively accept all who are encountered throughout life, and who continuously spread the message of Jesus Christ.
Responsible Persons: who are committed to meeting just needs, to protecting personal rights, to serving the needs of others, and to respecting the earth's environment.
Challenging academic courses are aligned with state and national standards as well as with national Catholic Curriculum Standards. Religion and technology are integrated throughout all content areas, and a variety of before and after-school programs are structured to meet the spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of each child. The abilities and talents of individual children are nurtured through an academic program that provides for various learning styles. Each child is celebrated and is recognized as having unique gifts to share. The school is fully accredited by AdvancED, the state of Illinois, and the Diocese of Joliet..
Applications are currently being accepted for a faith-filled, dynamic, and passionate educator to serve as principal of St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School beginning in July, 2017. 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.
The principal must be an outstanding educational leader with demonstrated expertise in pedagogy, curriculum, instruction, and assessment within a Pre-kindergarten through grade eight learning environment. In addition, the successful candidate must possess an advanced degree in educational leadership; hold a current Illinois Professional EducatorLicense with General Administrative Endorsement; and have to his or her credit at least five years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school. 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 his or her students and the Roman Catholic Church at all times. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for the submission of complete applications is Friday, June 16, 2017..
In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following (required) documents onto your Applicant Tracking application:
A copy of your Protecting God’s Children Certificate of Completion.
A cover letter that indicates your interest in this position.
A signed and dated Diocese of Joliet Acknowledgment Form.
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. Copies will suffice. When you are hired, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.)
An Illinois State Board of Education printout that indicates the licenses, certificates, and endorsements that you hold and the expiration dates of these credentials. If your administrative certificate or license is from a state other than Illinois, include a copy of this credential with 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 Culture, 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.