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Bishop Garcia Diego High School (Santa Barbara)






Announcement of Position Opening

The Board of Trustees is accepting applications for the position of Principal of Bishop Garcia Diego High School, Santa Barbara, CA for the school year beginning in July 2023. Established in 1914, Bishop Garcia Diego High School is the successor school to Santa Barbara Catholic High. In 2005 the school became an independent school governed by a Board of Trustees. Santa Barbara is located approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

Mission Statement: Bishop Garcia Diego High School is an independent Catholic co-educational secondary school that welcomes students of all faiths and provides them with the spiritual, personal and intellectual knowledge to meet the enduring challenge of realizing their God-given potential in a multi-cultural society.

Desirable Leadership Characteristics:
Collaborative leadership style with good interpersonal and team-building skills
Oral and written communication and motivational skills
Intellectual, organizational, and managerial skills
Experience in instructional leadership, curriculum development, teacher supervision, and effective instruction
Ability to lead and engage others in long-term planning
Attitudes characterized by creativity, initiative, and optimism
Knowledge and application of instructional technology
Ability to effectively represent the school and the Church

Salary: Bishop Garcia Diego High School offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and demonstrated accomplishments and comprehensive benefits package.

Contact: Karen Regan, President
(805) 967-1266

Bishop Garcia Diego High School
4000 La Colina Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110


Initial screening of qualified candidates will begin on December 15th. The search committee will request additional information and references from selected candidates after the initial screening. Interviews will take place in mid-January through early February. Additional and more detailed information about the position can be found at Go to “About” and “Employment Opportunities.” Employment will commence July 1, 2023.

Minimum Requirements:
Knowledgeable and practicing Catholic
Thorough understanding of Catholic school philosophy
Commitment to modeling the values of Catholic educational leadership
Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or related field OR California (or other state) Administrative Services Credential; Doctorate degree preferred.
Five years successful administrative experience

Information/Application Contact

Bishop Garcia Diego High School (Santa Barbara)

4000 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93110