• Principal / Other
  • Winchester

St Agatha Academy Winchester, Kentucky

Principal – St. Agatha Academy
Winchester, Kentucky

St. Agatha Academy is a vibrant learning community located in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
Having a strong focus on the Classical Education model, St. Agatha currently enrolls over 170 students grades
Pre-K through 8 th . For further details on the school and its history, visit the website at:


Requirements for Application
 Be a practicing Roman Catholic.
 Fulfill Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington requirements for religious formation certification or be
working toward certification.
 Meet state approved certification requirements or be working towards completion of certification within
a mutually agreed upon timeline; or be uniquely qualified as defined by the Secretary for Catholic
 Adhere to the teachings and advisement of the Apostolic See, and Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington.
 Kindergarten through 8 th grade school leadership experience is preferred but not required.
Job Description and Responsibilities
The principal is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and
sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional
growth. The principal will facilitate the development, articulation, and implementation of a vision of Catholic
education. An emphasis and/or knowledge with the Classical Education methodology is highly recommended
but not required.

 Applies a Catholic educational vision to daily activities of
the school.
 Interprets and uses research to guide action plans.
 Identifies and effects needed change.
 Communicates effectively with school personnel.
 Participates in diocesan school meetings.
 Cooperates with Catholic School Office of the diocese.
Curriculum and Instruction
 Utilizes assessment data to develop curriculum and to
improve instruction.
 Identifies and employs resources to support programs.
Development of students and staff
 Supervises instruction effectively.
 Provides multiple opportunities for all to learn.
 Lead learner of staff; growth mindset oriented.

Principal as Spiritual Leader
The principal is a spiritual leader who promotes the faith development of students and faculty, facilitates the
building of Christian community, and who exhibits moral and ethical leadership.

Mission and Philosophy

 Utilizes church documents and Catholic guidelines and
 Develops, communicates, and implements statements of school
philosophy and mission that reflect the charisms of the school
and church.

Faith Development
 Nurtures faith development of faculty, staff, and families.
 Provides opportunities for school community to celebrate faith.
Christian Community
 Promotes Catholic community among students, staff, and
 Fosters collaboration between church(es) and school.

Moral and Ethical Development
 Facilitates moral development of students and staff.
 Integrates Gospel values throughout curriculum and policies.
Principal as Managerial Leader
The principal is a managerial leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the
organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

Personnel Management
 Recruits, interviews, selects, and provides orientation for staff.
 Provides observations and feedback to promote a culture of
growth and continuous improvement.
Institutional Management
 Provides for an orderly and safe school environment.
 Involves stakeholders in decisions involving the school.
 Promotes an appropriate use of technologies.
Finance and Development
 Demonstrates skills in planning and managing the school’s
financial resources.
 Seeks resources and support beyond the school and parish.

Principal as Community Leader
The effective school leader recognizes that by establishing strong relationships within the community, members
of the community become valuable partners in assisting the school to realize its vision and support student

Public Relations
 Communicates and exemplifies the vision and mission of the
school to the community.
 Maintains effective public relation program.
 Models community/parish collaboration.

 Is available and visible to constituents.
 Treats community stakeholders equitably.
 Uses effective conflict resolution techniques.
Interested candidates must submit the following materials to Dr. Kyle Lee, Superintendent of Schools via email
(klee@cdlex.org) or regular mail, 1310 W. Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508: Cover letter,
resume/curriculum vitae, Christian witness statement, and contact information for three professional references.
Questions regarding the position or requirements may be submitted to the above email address. Review of
applications will begin March 18, 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to jklinglesmith1212@gmail.com

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