The Academy of the Sacred Heart is seeking a Middle School Principal to begin on July 1, 2019.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent coeducational school for children ages 3 through Grade 8 located in historic Saint Charles, MO. Drawing from the strength of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, the Academy endeavors to educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God, and who reveals that love by serving others.
Serving as a senior-level administrator on a talented leadership team that plans strategically for the entire school, the Middle School Principal will lead a collaborative, student-focused middle school faculty that offers single gender classes. S/he will be responsible for supporting the development of faculty goals consistent with the mission and vision of the Academy as well as the evaluation of teacher effectiveness. The Middle School Principal will build upon a strong foundation of academic excellence by balancing demands and expectations of resources and time for faculty and students. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about curriculum, best teaching practices, and innovative trends in education. The Middle School Principal must be capable of serving as the Catholic spiritual leader for the Middle School community by living and articulating the school’s mission and faith formation program with passion and enthusiasm. S/he should be approachable, warm, and joyful; trained in the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of adolescents; experienced in mentoring, supervising, and evaluating talented faculty. Applicants should have experience in school administration, student guidance, and matters of discipline, preferably in a Catholic independent school setting. The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of a growth mindset and demonstrate an ability to balance innovation and tradition. To be effective, the Middle School Principal will need to work as part of the admissions team and understand the vital role of the partnership between school and families.
Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the online employment application via the Academy of the Sacred Heart- Saint Charles website (www.ash1818.org). As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Dr. Susan Dempf, Head of School, all in PDF format.
About Academy of the Sacred Heart, St. Charles, Missouri
Founded in 1818 by St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, the historic Academy of the Sacred Heart in St.
Charles, Missouri is the oldest Sacred Heart School in America. The Academy sits on an attractive ten acre
campus in a beautiful city, 25 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis, and provides a Sacred Heart
education for 220 students from 175 families, ages 3 years through eighth grade. The school
community is rightfully proud of its rich history and traditions while also being committed to 21st century
education. Academic excellence in an atmosphere of love, dedication, and devotion to each student
make the Academy an exceptional educational institution.