Corpus Christi School represents St. Anthony and St. Philip Parishes on two campuses and forms one community in Christ. Our Catholic school fosters a love of Jesus and his Gospel, forming lifelong disciples in service to Church and society. As a Blue Ribbon School, Corpus Christi enables its students to achieve academic excellence in a culturally diverse environment.
ABOUT the SCHOOL:
The school is a dynamic and diverse community of students, their families and school staff in a suburb of Washington, DC. The two campuses are the: Early Childhood Center and an Elementary School. There are approximately 420 students.
The school serves a diverse ethnic population. While the majority of students are Catholic, some others profess other denominations and religions. The majority of the children come from English-speaking homes. Other homes speak such languages as: Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Vietnamese, etc. There are over forty nationalities here from every continent except Antarctica.
The principal of the school is the head of the school and the leader of a team of teachers, whose mission is described above in the “Mission Statement.”
DIOCESAN PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS
a. Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church (i.e., able to receive the Sacraments and, if married, in a valid Church marriage.) b. Be deeply committed to the development of the faith life of the teachers and students and dedicated to the ministry of Catholic education. c. Have a minimum of five years of teaching experience in a Catholic school. Such experience should be sufficiently broad to provide an understanding of the Prek-8 or 9-12 structure and the potential to function as an educational leader in an elementary or secondary school. d. Have a Master’s Degree in School Administration from an accredited university approved by the State of Virginia or a Master’s Degree in another academic area and completion of the following graduate courses: School Law, Evaluation of Instruction and Curriculum, Special Education, School Finance and Educational Leadership from a state approved program and successful completion of the School Leadership Assessment (SLA). The courses and assessment must be completed within three years of being hired. e. Hold appropriate Virginia Administration and Supervision Certification or be eligible to obtain this certification within three years of hire. f. Hold Basic Diocesan Religion Certification or be eligible to obtain this certification within three years of hire.
Possess good financial & time management skills. High level of written and oral communication skills. High level of interpersonal skills. High level of behavior management skills. Ability to lead, encourage, mentor, assess and manage the faculty. Ability to be organized and to delegate tasks when appropriate. Understanding of child-development and family dynamics. Flexibility, consistency, a sense of humor and the ability to focus amidst the ebb and flow of school life is essential.