Principal- Antonian College Preparatory High School- San Antonio, TX
Antonian College Preparatory High School
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: Full Time
Antonian College Preparatory High School, a thriving Catholic school in San Antonio, Texas is searching for a dynamic leader to join their exceptional school community as principal for their 2023-2024 school year. This Roman Catholic, co-educational, college-preparatory high school was established in 1964 by the Archdiocese of San Antonio. This 30-acre campus is located in central San Antonio, the seventh-most populous city in the United States. Current enrollment is 733 students in 9th-12th grades with an overall 14:1 student/teacher ratio. San Antonio has a rich, vibrant culture focused around family, and Antonian College Preparatory High School has an equally inviting atmosphere. The culture of Antonian is something that can be best explained by experiencing it in person, walking the halls and attending school events.
Students at Antonian enjoy a rigorous curriculum that assists in their intellectual development. Antonian course curricula incorporate learning objectives outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (T.E.K.S.), the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) guidelines for Catholic high schools, and, as appropriate, the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum, the dual credit curriculum through the respective college/university, the American Classical League Standards for Classical Language Learning (Latin), and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (Spanish).In addition, Antonian offers four years of American Sign Language as part of their language offerings.
Antonian students can choose from a wide variety of extracurricular activities to support their social emotional development, as well as their spiritual and intellectual growth. Antonian offers 8 academic clubs, 10 service clubs and over 20 special interest clubs. School-wide mass is held weekly and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through Theology classes is held monthly.
The Antonian athletic program currently offers 14 sports and over 30 teams. Over two-thirds of the student body participates in one or more sports. Antonian’s strong student-athlete concept fosters academic achievement as well as athletic development. They have consistently been ranked in the top five schools in the State of Texas among private and parochial schools for academics and athletics. Antonian holds 59 state championships, 4 Henderson Cup titles and this last year, and over 110 commitments in the past seven years to play at the collegiate level.
Mission Statement: The mission of Antonian College Preparatory High School is to inspire and empower young men and women to thrive while leading meaningful lives rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Vision Statement: Influenced by our LaSallian legacy and animated by our desire to see God in all things, Antonian College Preparatory will continue to be a premier Catholic, co-educational high school. We encourage our students to always seek knowledge and to deepen their relationships with God to make a positive difference through service to others. We empower and inspire our students to embrace opportunities to work with integrity for peace and justice in our ever-changing world.
To learn more about Antonian please visit: https://www.antonian.org/
The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church who will continue the tradition of high academic achievement and provide essential leadership in maintaining a vibrant Catholic environment. Additional requirements include a Masters or higher degree in Education, School Administration, or a related field; and a minimum of 5 years of teaching with administrative and leadership experience.
The principal fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by serving as the spiritual, educational, and managerial leader of the school. The principal is charged with the implementation of the philosophy, mission, objectives, and the overall management of the school. The principal is responsible for the professional effectiveness of the staff, the educational progress of the students, as well as the relationship within the entire school community.
Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
Acts as a witness to the Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
Develops a school climate reflecting Catholic identity
Supports and adheres to the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Religious Standards for Catholic School Employees, and policies and procedures of the Archdiocese
Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
Adheres to safety training and protocols on a daily basis and takes precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of self, others.
Responsible for protecting the confidentiality of any information or material obtained in the service with the organization to include but not limited to client names and information, services rendered to clients, donors names and gifts, internal and external investigations or results of any investigations, and financial information.
Adherence to the Code of Conduct and the Faith and Moral Policy is mandatory.
Every employee is required to take a solution-oriented approach in their interactions and undertakings, as well as being a team member that promotes collaboration and commitment to the Mission and Vision of the organization.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Lead and Develop School Personnel
Directly supervises and assess annually all faculty and staff.
Guide the faculty and staff and provide servant-leadership both spiritually and academically.
Develop a sound program for the spiritual and academic growth of the faculty and staff through in-service, conferences, and orientation workshops.
Handles grievances of all faculty and staff.
Head the final dismissal of faculty and staff who do not perform satisfactorily.
Promote good communication between the faculty, staff and Board.
Identify needs for the hiring of personnel, oversee the search and conducts the interviews for needed personnel
Oversee Curriculum and Educational Planning
Oversee the evaluation and development of all curriculum and books.
Ensure that sound educational and academic goals are set.
Ensure that the school is well equipped and well supplied with teaching materials, supplies, and resources as finances allow.
Lead the school in all legal matters pertaining to education by staying abreast of legal requirements and trends.
Utilize the resources and participate appropriately with organizations such as TCCB ED and the Department of Catholic Schools, in order to keep abreast of current, major trends in education in general and Catholic education in particular.
Files all required paperwork with the Department of Catholic Schools and TCCB ED, including attendance records, enrollment, annual reports, accreditation reports, etc.
Oversee the development of the annual school calendar.
Oversee all achievement and standardized testing.
Holds regular faculty and staff meetings.
Attends all board meetings.
Lead the school in acquiring and maintaining TCCB ED Accreditation.
Interact With Students and Parents
Oversee the reenrollment and enrollment drive annually and makes the final admission decision
Regulates and enforces discipline, both behavioral and mental.
Answers parents’ concerns and sets up conferences with faculty and staff.
Oversees and plans spiritual development by obtaining speakers and conducts mass weekly and speaks in Mass occasionally.
Ascertain that student records and transcripts are adequate, accurate and administered legally with the assistance of the office.
Plan and Monitor School Finances
Lead the School Board in preparing an annual school budget
Oversee budget compliance throughout the fiscal year.
Approve requests for purchases by the faculty and staff.
Oversee the collection of tuition accounts, all accounts receivables and payable
Shares financial information with the school’s accountant to see the school’s obligations are paid on time.
Lead Institutional Advancement
Develop and maintain a good public relations program with school family, local church ministries, and the general public. Looks for opportunities to promote the school in churches and mission committees and all community organizations.
Lead the school in the on-going process of strategic planning
Maintain regular communication with the constituencies of the school through newsletters, direct mail, weekly news and website.
Oversee the planning of long and short-term fundraising endeavors.
Foster good relationships with all churches in the community.
Oversee and develop a strategy to address the annual fund need
Build relationships with donors and prospective donors.
Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with a commitment to ongoing formation in catechetical and spiritual leadership development.
18 credit hours in educational administration and supervision courses or a valid, appropriate state certificate for a principal.
Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience.
Minimum of 3 years of administrative and leadership experience.
License and Credentials
Valid driver license
Valid vehicle insurance
Minimum Knowledge and Skills:
Provides for an orderly school environment and promotes student self-discipline
Develops faculty and student/parent handbooks in accordance with diocesan guidelines
Completes and submits all official forms required by the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Office, TCCBED, and other public agencies
Implements and reviews long-range strategic planning
Promotes healthy staff morale and professionalism
Participates in professional development, including Archdiocesan principal meetings and in-services
Establishes and implements technology goals for the school
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
Knowledge of instructional methods/strategies and curriculum differentiation
Knowledge of child and adolescent development, learning, and behavior
Knowledge of the content and the methods of religious education
Knowledge of effective assessment methods
Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
Able to work well with others in the school community
Able to work independently and self-motivate
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format
Skill in job appropriate technology
Skill in critical thinking and planning
Skill in managing conflicts effectively
Skill in organizational management and delegation of responsibilities
Skill in using group process skills effectively with various school communities
Must be detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, work well independently and on a team
Must have good written and verbal skills
Must have good critical thinking and problem-solving skills.