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St Rita Catholic School (Sierra Madre)






St. Rita Catholic Church & School is a faith-filled Catholic community in the city of Sierra Madre with over 300 students. We are conducting a search for an elementary-middle school principal to begin July 1, 2020. The school is looking for a faith-filled leader that will promote missionary discipleship and enable our school to achieve an even higher level of excellence. We have a rich history of providing our students with a strong religious, academic, and social foundation that empowers them to realize their unique God-given talents. Our faculty, staff and engaged parents play a vital role in making our school a close-knit, loving, and supportive family. The principal oversees curriculum development relevant to the 21st century, day to day operations, development planning, marketing and admissions. This leader is expected to be a team builder that will effectively create strong, engaging relationships with the entire community – students, teachers, parents, parish and beyond. St. Rita Catholic Church & School is seeking that our new leader possess the following attributes:

1. 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
2. Hopeful and Entrepreneurial: Imagines, articulates, and executes an innovative vision
3. Inspirational: Recruits and motivates faculty, achieves educational excellence through teamwork
4. Growth Mindset Leader: Assesses and adjusts, creates and advances a vibrant and collaborative culture of excellence, while being able to multitask on various projects in order to achieve the vision
5. Standards Bearer: Leads the school community in delivering the highest quality curriculum yielding academic successes and holistic achievements for all students
6. Equity-Minded Educator: Fuels equity of educational opportunity, culturally inclusive practices
7. Fiscally Responsible: Demonstrates solid stewardship for short-term financial management and long-term financial planning
8. 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
9. Reliable and Trustworthy: Communicates often and effectively with all stakeholders


Practicing Catholic with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience in a Catholic school, and at least 2 of those 5 in an administration role. Earned Master’s degree (in Education field), California Credential (teaching and/or administrative) Preference given to candidates with Catechist certification.

Cover letter (no greater than 2 pages), answering the following questions: 1. Why do you find yourself being called to Catholic school leadership? 2. Speak to three attributes that you
possess and your most recent experiences showcasing these attributes. Resume (include all
work- and service-related experiences, dates and education related to the position) EMAIL: and

Information/Application Contact

St Rita Catholic School (Sierra Madre)

322 N. Baldwin Ave.

Sierra Madre, CA 91024