Mercy High School, a private, Catholic, International Baccalaureate World School educating approximately 420 girls of diverse backgrounds, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is seeking a Principal to join a dedicated leadership team in July of 2021. The school serves families from Baltimore and across central Maryland. The community reflects a commitment to excellence, hospitality, service, justice, and compassion.
The next Principal of Mercy will be an exceptional academic leader who will guide the school’s continued growth and lead the school to the next level of excellence. The Principal will promote the Catholic educational development of the school’s faculty, staff, and students, reflecting the school’s Catholic, Mercy identity. The Principal will also continue mission-centered efforts around equity and inclusion to intentionally nurture a welcoming school environment. This faith-focused administrator will serve as a community leader, fostering a climate of well-being and engagement, and be a role model, embodying the creative and forward- thinking direction of the school.
Leading the community in creating a dynamic and faith-filled learning environment that reflects the Mercy values of excellence, hospitality, service, justice, and compassion and the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.
Serving as the academic leader of the school, directly responsible to the President for the development, management, and operation of the academic, co-curricular, and formation programs.
Recruiting, mentoring, evaluating, and retaining a first-rate faculty and providing a vibrant program of professional development activities to them.
Championing the continued implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the eventual authorization of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a key priority of the school’s strategic plan.
Partnering with families in the development of their daughters’ full potential.
Working collaboratively with the leadership team to support the strategic direction set by the board of trustees.
Continuing strong relationships with the leadership of the Mercy Education System of the Americas, the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic schools.
Maintaining a working knowledge of and familiarity with the State of Maryland educational standards and requirements, including annual reporting, as well as the annual reporting requirements of the Mercy Education System of the Americas and the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools.
A practicing Catholic who is passionate about Catholic education and its transformative nature.
An exceptional educator with a deep knowledge of best pedagogical practices and an appreciation of diverse cultures.
An experienced teacher with a strong understanding of adolescent girls and how to effectively advise and motivate them.
An inspiring role model who is dedicated to building an inclusive community where every Mercy Girl is “known, cherished, and loved.”
An effective communicator who understands the complex challenges facing today’s families and partners effectively with them.
An enthusiastic leader who encourages in faculty, students, and families a passion for Mercy Magic and the development of each Mercy Girl.
A creative problem solver with a keen work ethic and a high degree of patience to push through challenges.
A kind, approachable, visible, and compassionate administrator.
To apply for this opportunity, candidates should prepare a cover letter indicating passion for the position, resume of qualifications and experiences, names and contact information for five professional references, and a writing sample – preferably a philosophy statement. All materials should be submitted through RG175 here: https://rg175.com/current-searches
Please direct any inquiries to Resource Group 175, Mr. Adam Peichert [email@example.com]. Please enter the position’s title in the subject line of the email please.
About Mercy High School
Since 1960, Mercy High School, an independent, Catholic, college preparatory high school for girls, has educated Mercy Girls who become Women of Mercy. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mercy High School’s mission calls for “an environment where young women form habits of lifelong inquiry, critical thinking and courageous action in a global society.” Reflecting those values, Mercy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Middle Years Programme (for grades 9 and 10). Mercy is proud to stand as the only Catholic girls’ school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore recognized as an International Baccalaureate World School. Robust service opportunities, faith formation, competitive athletics, and cherished traditions are all hallmarks of a Mercy education.