Principal – Everest Academy (Lemont, IL)

Education: Elementary, FT Employee
Everest Academy (Lemont, IL)

OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL FOR EVEREST ACADEMY (PREk THROUGH-8TH GRADE coed) Lemont, Illinois Catholic Schools Archdiocese of Chicago

• Practicing Roman Catholic with a strong, demonstrated commitment to Catholic education;
• Committed to the development of the faith life of Teachers and Students;
• Master’s degree in Education Administration or Leadership
• Minimum of 5 years teaching experience and 3 years in an administrative leadership role
• Demonstrated success in achieving educational excellence;
• Basic Catechetical Certification or adhere to the Diocesan minimum requirements for certification;
• Valid IL Standard Teaching Credential or its equivalent from another State;
• Valid Administrative Credential Type 75 preferable
• Public relations and development skills to increase stakeholder relationships and to generate deeper involvement and excitement about the life and mission of Everest Academy;
• Knowledge of and experience with school finances and the budgeting process;
• Proven success in providing strong leadership and developing effective teams;
• Superb personal relationship skills
* Principals without a valid Administrative Credential must complete the requirements for this credential within a period of time mutually agreed upon with the board of directors.

• The principal directs the faculty and staff teams in designing and delivering a high quality program of education
• The principal is responsible for building a strong Catholic school community
• The principal is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school
Specific Responsibilities
1. The specific responsibilities of the principal include, but are not limited to, the following:
Planning & Management

a. Contributing to the development of the school’s long-term growth strategy
b. Coordinating the development and implementation of the principal’s office annual program, calendar, and budget
c. Developing the school calendar and class schedules
d. Customizing and recommending any required changes/improvements to the approved Parent/Student Handbook and Faculty Handbook
e. Overseeing the implementation of the Integral Formation method of education and the approved curriculum
f. Chairing weekly directive team meetings
g. Chairing regular integration team meetings
h. Participating in management team meetings
i. Meeting weekly with direct reports
j. Overseeing the daily operations of the school
k. Overseeing the organization and promotion of school events, contests, and competitions throughout the year
l. Overseeing the operation of an appropriate selection of extracurricular activities and clubs to support the integral formation of students
m. Reporting regularly and communicating effectively with the management, directive, and integration teams
n. Maintaining regular communication on matters of policy and procedure regarding the implementation of Integral Formation
o. Attending all professional development courses for principals


a. Hiring and supervising qualified faculty and academic support staff
b. Implementing an effective program of performance management and professional development for faculty and staff
c. Building a strong faculty that is capable and committed to integrally forming the students and achieving academic excellence
d. Forming a highly qualified academic team; section deans, academic coordinators, teachers, support staff
e. Ensuring regular meetings are being held with each staff and faculty member
f. Ensuring teachers are implementing effective classroom management methods, teaching methods, assessment tools, and appropriate amounts of homework and quality assignments
g. Conducting informal and formal teacher observations according to the guidelines in the Teacher Assessment and Evaluation Policy
h. Integrating faculty and staff into the mission of the school
i. Building a strong culture of charity and teamwork
j. Maintaining high staff morale and achieving faculty retention goals


a. Monitoring student performance and achievement, ensuring that education and formation goals are being met
b. Endeavoring to know each student; greeting students at the beginning and end of each day
c. Ensuring that students are provided with personalized attention and leadership opportunities that will allow them to exercise their strengths and talents
d. Building a cohesive school spirit with a Christ-centered mystique among students
e. Ensuring discipline expectations are communicated and understood by students
f. Overseeing all student discipline in the school, ensuring consistent formative and motivational methods are employed
g. Ensuring student supervision and safety policies are fully implemented
h. Approving recommendations to retain or not-readmit students; approving recommendations to suspend or expel students
i. Working to increase overall student satisfaction with the school and achieve student retention goals


a. Providing families with personalized attention and encouraging them to support the mission of the school
b. Implementing timely, quality, and effective family/school communication systems
c. Organizing regular parent/teacher conferences
d. Motivating the teachers and staff to maintain regular, professional, and positive communications with parents
e. Working with the formation team to offer family formation opportunities
f. Overseeing parent association, delegating oversight of sub-committees as appropriate
g. Working to increase overall parent satisfaction with the school and achieve family retention goals


a. Chairing the admissions committee
b. Making the final admissions decisions for potential students

Program of Education

a. Establishing and maintaining an environment in which students achieve standards of academic excellence, reaching the heights of their intellectual potential and overall integral formation
b. Ensuring a solid and challenging academic program
c. Recommending any required changes/improvements to the approved school program
d. Implementing appropriate standardized tests and student assessment tools
e. Implementing Child Study Team program to provide for student assistance
f. Finalizing the exam schedule and ensuring that all report cards are reviewed by academic coordinators prior to their distribution
g. Ensuring current and accurate student records are maintained
h. Managing efforts to secure and retain necessary school accreditations

EMAIL cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Everest Academy is owned and operated by the Legionaries in Christ with current enrollment of 221 and 27 professional Faculty and staff. The School is located in Lemont, IL, a southwestern suburb of Chicago. Lemont is a close knit community with a rich history. Lemont is home to 16,000 residents and is also an affluent and well educated community, with median household incomes far above the state average (0)

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