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Elementary Principal, St Bede School $90,000-$101,865+++ (Negotiable)

St. Bede the Vernerable School (La Canada)






St. Bede is a vibrant, Catholic learning community that seeks to empower children through faith development and academic excellence. We serve children from Transitional Kindergarten – Grade 8, with a track record of superior academics. Our mission is to educate mind, body, and spirit – building the next great generation of leaders with a strong moral compass and sense of community.

This position will work directly with the Pastor.


We are currently seeking a school principal who is:

Catholic School Principals must seek to fulfill priorities in the following areas of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS). Click here to learn more about the NSBECS
● Rooted in a well-formed Catholic identity and grounded in a Catholic worldview. Imagines articulate and execute an innovative vision.
● Practices critical reflection, and makes mission-driven and data-informed decisions.
● Seeks innovative options to provide Catholic school education to all interested.
● Demonstrates solid operational vitality for financial management and planning.
● Recruits and motivates faculty to achieve educational excellence.
● Assesses and adjusts, creates, and advances a collaborative culture.
● Prioritizes action items in order to achieve the organizational mission.
● Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students.
● Values, engage, and communicates appropriately and effectively with all stakeholders in supporting programs and opportunities.
● Ensures students are seen as people whose intellectual growth is harmonized with spiritual, religious, emotional, and social development.
● Develops, implements, and oversees academic, co-curricular, faith-formation, and service/ministry programs to educate the whole child.


  • Practicing Catholic
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience preferred
  • Earned Master’s Degree
  • Earned State Approved Administrative Credential
  • Catechetical Certification to be completed by the first two years of leadership

$90,000-$101,865+++ (Negotiable); Compensation commensurate with level of experience, relevant professional certifications, and/or degrees earned. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles offers health benefits including medical, dental, and vision and all employees are enrolled in pension benefits from the time of employment and considered vested after five years of full-time employment.

Complete an employment application.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter stating why they are interested in becoming the next leader at St. Bede School and a resume (including at least three references) to:
Dr. Michael Leininger, Administrator
St. Bede the Venerable
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until the position is filled. The selected candidate must pass an employment background check and all required training and certifications.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

St. Bede the Vernerable School (La Canada)

215 E. Foothill Blvd

La Canada, CA 91011