Reporting to the President, the principal will provide dynamic, executive leadership in directing the daily operations of the school. Paramount to the role will be one’s ability to quickly understand, embrace, and strengthen the cherished culture of Nazareth Regional High School. The Principal is the chief academic officer of the school and is responsible for leading the instructional, spiritual, social, athletic and extra-curricular programs of the school.
The Principal leads and articulates the formation of the school’s rich culture, unique mission and clear academic goals in a program of continuous improvement. The Principal coordinates, plans, oversees and executes the school’s education programs, policies and school accreditation processes. The Principal leads the administrative leadership team and the athletic department. Specific duties include:
Oversee curriculum development, scheduling of courses, placement of students and continuous evaluative appraisal of student ability and achievement.
Through hiring practices, supportive professional development, and transparent evaluation procedures, ensure a talented, mission-oriented faculty is in place to support student needs.
Develops, maintains and enforces policies as described in the faculty handbook.
Assures that programs uphold Xaverian, Catholic traditions and values.
Communicates, demonstrates and upholds the mission of the school effectively.
Communicates effectively with faculty/staff about the academic state and future of the school while also communicating with parents, addressing student successes and concerns.
Directs and collaborates with non-teaching staff to ensure the non-academic needs of students are met, including emotional/social, extracurricular interests, and college and career readiness.
Oversees athletics and extra-curricular activities which enhances student life.
Oversees admissions, sets policies and procedures for admissions and the acceptance of candidates.
Maintains and enforces policies for suspension, retention, promotion, graduation, and dismissal of students. Maintains student handbook.
The new principal will be a practicing Catholic, in good standing with the Church, and faithful to the traditions of a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. She/He must be ethically above reproach and willing to be regularly visible and committed to the school community.
The next Principal must be a dynamic leader that genuinely cares for the students and empowers the faculty and staff. She/He must hold students accountable to high standards in a firm, disciplined manner yet not at the expense of empathy, kindness, and trust. The ideal candidate must possess the following:
Five years of teaching and leadership experience.
Master’s Degree, preferably in educational administration or curriculum and instruction.
Demonstrated ability to inspire, lead, supervise, evaluate, and work collegially with faculty and staff by fostering a culture of collaboration, professional development, and teamwork.
Experience in developing and implementing curriculum preferred.
Demonstrated success as an instructional leader who creates a culture of continuous improvement through ongoing constructive feedback to teachers and counselors.
Ability to analyze and utilize data to increase student achievement. Ability to set and attain goals and articulate a vision for a high-performing high school.
Sensitivity to and appreciation for diversity and inclusivity.
Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills, including proficiency with social media and educational technology.
An advanced understanding of enrollment and marketing strategies for urban Catholic high schools, particularly for Nazareth’s demographic.
About Nazareth Regional High School
In Brooklyn, NY for 57 years, Nazareth is a Catholic, college preparatory high school sponsored by the
Xaverian Brothers. Nazareth maintains a rigorous academic environment where students develop a lifelong
intellectual curiosity which empowers them to think independently in an ever-changing global
community. Nazareth prides itself in maintaining a 98-100% graduation rate annually, and 98% of its
students attend college.
As a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School (XBSS), Nazareth is part of a proud and distinguished legacy of
educational excellence. Faithful to the traditions of the Xaverian Brothers, the community takes
particular pride in the enduring personal relationships which are at the heart of defining the school’s
culture. The faculty and staff are committed to supporting every student that graces the school’s
hallways, academically, spiritually, emotionally, athletically and socially. Nazareth is a second home for
students, so much so that many students remain in the building well into the evening for continued
academic support, spiritual enrichment, continued comradery, athletic activities and extra-curricular
Enrollment is up over 30% in the p...ast five years, the school participates in a 1 to 1 initiative where every
student receives a laptop, and a new 3-D Virtual Lab and a new science lab have been created in recent
years. The curriculum has become even more rigorous. Nazareth students have the opportunity to earn
over 50 college credits while still in high school.
Nazareth is a forward-looking, progressive institution that enhances students’ success. To that end,
beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, Nazareth will embrace the President/Principal model of
operation. Long time Nazareth Principal, Providencia Quiles, will become President focusing on the
external operations of the school, affording the opportunity for a new academic leader to
collaboratively work to enhance the daily operations of the school.
Nazareth Regional High School is and will continue to be “Where Bright Futures Begin!”