About St. Joseph Catholic School:
We have been known throughout our community for our academic excellence. For example, in the past 16 years, St. Joseph School graduates achieved Valedictorian or Salutatorian 15 times from Ogemaw Heights High School. We have also had Valedictorians and Salutatorians in neighboring districts such as Standish Sterling High School.
Currently we educate students from 3 years old through 8th grade. With small multi-age classrooms we are able to provide faith based developmentally appropriate lessons that appropriately challenge students.
To provide overall leadership in a school to facilitate the development of the total school community toward the goal of providing students with the highest quality Catholic educational experience. Areas of responsibility include: spiritual leadership, curriculum development, financial management, personnel management, public relations, student/teacher/program evaluations, planning and day-to-day operations.
Develop a Catholic environment within the school where religious truths and values are integrated with life, community is developed and nurtured, and service is rendered to others.
Encourage and promote programs of worship, student activities and Catholic social action in keeping with the philosophy of the school.
Provide opportunity for teachers and staff to participate in in-service days, retreats, days of reflection, workshops in various religious and academic areas.
Employ teachers and other staff who uphold values in accordance with the Catholic philosophy of education, providing new teachers and staff with a program of orientation.
Assist the teachers in achieving more fully the goals of Catholic education by supervision, classroom visitation, evaluation and follow-up conferences.
Oversee the ongoing review and development of curricula aimed to excellence.
Oversee day-to-day administration of building and program, health and safety requirements, transportation and all aspects of school life.
Assist the Superintendent and School Advisory Board in all matters concerning the welfare of the school.
Attend all School Advisory Board Meetings.
Assist with budget preparation and attend parish Finance Council meetings as needed.
Carry out policies, regulations and directives issued from the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools, and those applicable regulations required by the State.
Develop with staff a set of annual and long-range goals and objectives.
Regularly attend seminars/courses and/or read professional publications in order to remain updated on directions, technology and trends in Catholic education.
Maintain regular communications with staff members on an informal as well as a formal (regularly scheduled staff meetings) basis in order to foster an atmosphere of cordiality, to keep them informed and involved in school policy and program decisions, and to acquire a better understanding of the staff members' strengths.
Encourage parental involvement in the school by providing opportunities for parent/teacher conferences and parental participation in the total educational effort.
Supervise clerical activities and auxiliary services, such as cafeteria, janitorial and maintenance service.
Maintain a continuous program of supervision and evaluation of the instructional program.
See that the school records pertaining to teachers, students, programs, finances are properly maintained and safely kept.
Foster good public relations in parish and wider community.
Maintain contact with the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools by attending Diocesan-sponsored meetings.
A Master's degree in educational leadership or administration
A current Continuing, Life, Permanent, Professional, Provisional, or Standard Teaching Certificate for the State of Michigan at the elementary and middle school level
The candidate must commit to obtaining an Advanced Catechist certification
A practicing Roman Catholic in good standing
Subscribe to the structures, tenets, and institutions of the Catholic Church
Preferred experience as principal:
Preferred minimum 5 years classroom teaching experience
Demonstrated success in recruiting, supporting, developing, and motivating high-quality faculty and staff
Demonstrated achievement in enrollment management, school finances, program development, faculty and staff support, and relationship building
Demonstrated application of data-driven assessments to achieve student academic goals and inform instructional decisions and interventions
Responsible to: Pastor
Responsible for: Total School Staff
Works with: Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools
West Branch, MI 48661