Ascension School is the Catholic parish school of Ascension Church that has been making a difference for over 70 years. Emphasis is placed on helping all students, Catholic and non-Catholic, to grow in their relationship with God, to understand the basic teachings of the Catholic faith, to participate in Catholic rituals and traditions, and to grow into morally responsible citizens.
This exciting school community is academically balanced, caring, and stresses Christian values and morals that are grounded in the gospels. These values are not only taught in daily religion classes but are woven through the entire learning curriculum. This integration of values and academics enables each student to grow as a whole person – body, mind and spirit.
Ascension Catholic School is one of three STEM Triangle schools, along with St. Columbkille and Nativity, all located within a 5-mile radius of one another in South Los Angeles, a community beleaguered by poverty, crime and struggling public schools. For nearly 100 years, these three Catholic schools have provided the positive alternative to these negative factors, providing pockets of hope, stability and opportunity for upward mobility through education for thousands of inner-city children.
Currently serving a total of 240 students in the 2018-19 school year, the school has a bold vision of ensuring that its Catholic education is a key part of the solution to the Achievement Gap that is entrenched in the urban cores of South Los Angeles. The school offers a rigorous academic program of value to students and families of the local communities. Its aim is that every student will realize a future full of hope through the opportunity that education and faith can bring forth. Additional information regarding this incredible school community can be found on the school’s website here.
The next Principal will be an innovative and inspiring leader who can continue to inspire a strong team of educators while implementing rigorous and effective academic programming and design models for curriculum evaluation and assessment. The candidate we seek is a culturally proficient, faith-filled, instructional leader committed to working with children in an urban setting. He or she displays a demonstrated commitment to working with culturally diverse children and families in an urban school setting. Five years of experience and current teacher credentialing is required.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities in July 2019. Applications will be accepted until January 21, 2019. To apply, please submit the following materials, confidentially and as separate PDF attachments in one email to Michael Furey. Please include Ascension Catholic School in subject field.
Cover letter that aligns your experiences and skill set with the current needs of the school as you understand them.
Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
Statement of Philosophy of Catholic Education
List of five references including names, physical addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.
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Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Massachusetts to Hawaii.