Website St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School Dallas, TX, Texas

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School is a ministry of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Community. As such St. Bernard Catholic School falls directly under the administration of the Pastor of the parish. St. Bernard Catholic School is a parochial school within the Catholic School System of the Diocese of Dallas. The Principal at St. Bernard Catholic School oversees and coordinates all operations and activities according to school goals and vision.

These primarily include:

Working in a Catholic parish setting; management of personnel and resources; overseeing operations and daily schedules; communicating openly with families of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; oversight of initiatives to promote growth and retention; creating parish unity and Catholic identity.  The School Principal is a member of the Parish Staff of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Community and may be expected to undertake other duties as related to school and parish coordination as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
❖ Meets with the Pastor on a regular basis (almost weekly)
❖ Development and implementation of school vision and goals
❖ Participates in monthly Parish Staff Meetings and in other functions requiring attendance of
Parish Staff
❖ Financial oversight of elementary school purchases
❖ Works with marketing and merchandise groups to promote St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School
❖ Updates and maintains online presence and information regarding elementary school
❖ Hiring and management of teachers and staff members
❖ Relationship management with parents, students and the surrounding community
❖ Scheduling
❖ Administrative duties and record keeping
❖ Textbook selection and updates
❖ Development of curriculum
❖ Oversight of teacher-level committees
❖ Collaborates closely with St. Bernard of Clairvaux School Advisory Council
❖ Coordination and recruitment of volunteers
❖ Oversight of school volunteer committees
❖ Monthly reports and presentations to various committees
❖ Teacher training, formation and development
Particularly responsible for:
School Life and Wellness (20% of time): Promotes Catholic Education; provides leadership and clear
direction for daily operations in the school; effectively communicates with faculty; fosters a professional working relationship; promotes festivity and school celebrations at appropriate times; keeps wellness and discipline; promotes opportunities for family scholarship; represents St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School at parish events and celebrations
Scheduling and Administrative Duties (50% of time): Coordinates teaching and classroom
schedules; manages annual calendar; hires new faculty; partners with parish finance council to manage annual budget; coordinates events for fundraising and increased enrollment; ensures current website and marketing; implements curriculum according to school goals and vision
Relationship Management (30% of time): Maintains working relationship with the parish pastor and  other parish activities; effectively communicates with parents, students, and teachers; appropriately manages conflicts and disciplinary problems; attracts volunteers and channels their assistance according to the goals and vision of the school
Job Description updated Nov 2023

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