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Onward Leaders Resident Principal

Onward Leaders (Los Angeles)






Onward Leaders is a one year residency principal program funded by The John H. and Cynthia Lee Smet Foundation that works in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Onward Leaders Resident Principals work together in a cohort to develop knowledge and skills of the Archdiocesan leadership competencies in Faith, Excellence and Stewardship under the guidance of the Onward Leaders Director. The mentor principal coaches the resident principal in all areas of the Archdiocesan framework at the school site. The Onward Leaders Program Director works with each resident principal to design an individual learning path around the Archdiocesan pillars and facilitates with the mentor principal authentic field experiences based on competencies in each pillar.

Now accepting applications for Onward Leaders Resident Principal, Cohort 7. Visit to learn more about our program and fill out our Interest Form.


– Practicing Catholic with Basic Catechist Certificate
-Minimum 5 years teaching experience, at least 2 of those years in a Catholic school
– Earned Masters degree AND California Credential (teaching and/or administrative)
– Commit to 4 years of service to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (1 residency year, and three years as principal of an Archdiocesan school that meets OLP requirements) starting July 1, 2022.

Information/Application Contact

Onward Leaders (Los Angeles)

3424 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010