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Guardian Angel (Pacoima)






Guardian Angel School and Parish is situated amid the San Fernando Housing Project in the City of Pacoima, and we’ve served the community for over 66 years. We are a TK – 8 school. Presently we serve 197 students. We are a Christ – Centered community, committed to promote the love of God, the Church, and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. At Guardian Angel, we provide a faith – filled and caring environment in which professional skills, personal talents, and the example of our lives enable our students to grow in the following ways: spiritually, intellectually, socially, psychologically, physically, technologically, ecologically, and culturally. Within this environment, we encourage our students to become confident, committed, self – disciplined, life – long developing Christians whose responsible participation in society will reflect their reverence for life.

This position will work directly with the Pastor/Administrator.

We are currently seeking a school principal who is:

Faith-filled and Focused: Rooted in a well-formed Catholic identity and grounded in a Catholic worldview, practices critical reflection and makes mission-driven and data-informed decisions.
Hopeful and Entrepreneurial: Imagines, articulates, and executes an innovative vision.
Inspirational: Recruits and motivates faculty, achieves educational excellence through teamwork. This is essential.
Growth Mindset Leader: Assesses and adjusts, creates, and advances a vibrant and collaborative culture of excellence, prioritizing action items to achieve the mission.
Standards Bearer: Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students.
Equity-Minded Educator: Fuels equity of educational opportunity, culturally inclusive practices.
Fiscally Responsible: Demonstrates solid stewardship for short-term financial management and long-term financial planning.
Collaborator: Values, engages, and connects parents, the parish and local community, and other partners in supporting programs and opportunities to maintain and grow the school’s presence and impact.
Relatable and Trustworthy: Communicates appropriately and effectively with all stakeholders; faculty, staff, students, and parents.


Practicing Catholic
5 years teaching experience, at least 2 of those 5 years in Catholic education is preferred
Earned Master’s degree and/or California Credential (teaching and/or administrative)
Preference given to candidates with Catechist certification

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter stating why you are interested in becoming the next leader at Guardian Angel School and resume (including at least three references) addressed to:
Rev. Fr. Rafael Lara
Please send all applications to Ivania Rivera at with the Subject Guardian Angel Principal Position

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until the position is filled. The selected candidate must pass an employment background check and all required training and certifications.

Information/Application Contact

Guardian Angel (Pacoima)

10919 Norris Ave.

Pacoima, CA 91331