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Education: Middle/High School, FT Employee
St. Mary Catholic Central High School (Monroe, MI)
St. Mary Catholic Central High School (SMCC), located in Monroe, Michigan, is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and visionary leader for the position of Principal beginning July 1, 2014.
St. Mary Catholic Central is a heritage school, formed from the 1986 merger of St. Mary Academy and Monroe Catholic Central. SMCC is an accredited, Catholic, secondary educational institution that offers students a challenging, comprehensive, multi-leveled college preparatory program. SMCC endeavors to collaborate with parents who seek a faith-based teaching and learning environment for their sons and daughters. SMCC offers an outstanding experience to a student body possessing a diverse range of learning abilities from families representing a broad spectrum of economic backgrounds.
The Principal must be a practicing Catholic who fully understands, embraces, and is able to articulate the Catholic identity and mission of SMCC. Achieving academic excellence requires that the Principal possess an unwavering commitment to student development and success. S/he must be able to work collaboratively to direct and nurture the school’s faculty and academic support staff. S/he must set high standards and have an accessible and approachable style. S/he must be an effective communicator who builds positive relationships with all constituents. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for the school’s Catholic identity and culture, curriculum, student life and activities, discipline, safety, faculty evaluation, and professional development.
SMCC operates under a President-Principal model. The Principal serves as the school’s academic leader and has both the authority and responsibility for the daily educational operations of the school. The Principal works collaboratively with and is accountable to the President. The Principal develops and implements programs, policies, regulations, and procedures that ensure the school is a teaching and learning environment where faith is evident, learning is valued, and service becomes a habit of the heart.
The ideal candidate will be a leader with a passion for Catholic education. S/he must: 1) be a practicing Catholic who is able to provide a letter of recommendation from her/his parish pastor; 2) have a minimum of a master’s degree in an education-related discipline; 3) possess or have the capacity to obtain Michigan’s basic endorsement for a school administrator certificate of Elementary/Secondary Administrator K-12; 4) provide evidence of at least three years of successful teaching experience; and 5) possess or be able to complete the Catechist Formation Certification as directed by the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Department of Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, current resume, a personal statement regarding the applicant’s perspective on Catholic education, and her/his philosophy of leadership, along with the contact information for three professional references. Materials should be sent electronically to [email protected] The deadline for submission is Friday, February 28, 2014.
To view a full job description for the Principal position, or find more details about St. Mary Catholic Central, please visit www.smccmonroe.com. (86)
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