St. Margaret of Scotland is seeking:

Full Time – Principal

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish School, located in the Shaw neighborhood of Saint Louis City, seeks a dynamic, faith filled educational leader as their principal to work collaboratively as part of an administrative team.

Our school is a diverse, urban, vibrant, and inclusive Catholic community. We are committed to providing an outstanding learning environment for children, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, in which they are challenged to meet their academic potential and recognize their giftedness in body, mind, and spirit. Our students embody the example of our patron saint by becoming responsible leaders and caretakers of our community through the works of service and social justice.

Position Summary
The principal is a practicing Catholic who fosters, develops, and evaluates a vibrant 21st century learning environment which supports the health, safety and spirit of our students, parents, and faculty. This learning environment infuses our Catholic identity along with appropriate intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth into every aspect of our curriculum to educate lifelong learners who transform the world in light of the Gospel.

As a Faith Leader:

  • Leads, fosters, and involves the community in prayer and liturgy
  • Emphasizes school community-wide service opportunities which promote empathy and preferential treatment for the poor
  • Fosters relationships between students, faculty, and parents in an atmosphere of Christian love

As an Educational Leader:

  • Cultivates developmentally appropriate school philosophy, goals, and curriculum
  • Directs and provides opportunities for professional growth/evaluation of faculty and staff
  • Fosters a connection between school and home, and encourages healthy, supportive parent-teacher-student interactions
  • Demonstrates one’s experience, enthusiasm, and thorough understanding of current best practices for instructional methodology, pedagogy of children, classroom management and multi-learning styles for children, knowledge of best practices in educational administration
  • Is student-focused and nurtures a caring and inclusive school environment
  • Communicates with faculty, staff, and parents regularly and in a joyful, supportive manner
  • Collaborates with other principals and educators throughout the region and within the Archdiocese of St. Louis

As an Administrator:

  • Supervises daily operation and maintenance of the school and facilitates school organizations
  • Recruits, interviews, and offer s contracts to staff persons—teaching and non-teaching personnel
  • Participates in parent meetings and conferences and acts as intermediary between parents, teachers, and students when the need arises
  • Works collaboratively as part of a Leadership Team which includes an Assistant Principal and CRE
  • Maintains and safeguards financial, personnel, and student records
  • Ensures compliance with state and Archdiocesan guidelines
  • Executive Officer of the School Board (Reflects on the goals, needs, expectations of faculty, students, and parents; initiates and participates in long-range planning; assist board members in self-assessing his/her effectiveness)
  • Safeguards the health, the safety, and the spirit of all students by providing a safe learning environment

As a Public Relations Leader:

  • Maintains open, positive, constructive communication with faculty, students, parents, pastor, School Board, school/parish organizations and the community.
  • Communicates the school’s values, needs, efforts, and accomplishments to the community at large
  • Displays excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with educators, families, and community leaders effectively

Knowledge & Experience Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or its equivalent in Educational Leadership/Administration
  • Five years of demonstrated success in teaching
  • Commitment to a Catholic philosophy of education

Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job:

  • Is a compassionate, attentive, joyful decision maker
  • Displays ability to communicate with parents, students, faculty, and community leaders professionally and effectively
  • Has good problem-solving skills and is able to maintain confidentiality

Submit your resume with cover letter to: (subject line- St. Margaret of Scotland)

Interested candidates should begin completing the Admin Application at:

Application deadline April 10, 2023

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