Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School is a parish elementary school that is ideally situated in the heart of historic downtown Naperville, Illinois. This premier Diocese of Joliet institution, the 2012 recipient of a National Blue-Ribbon School of Excellence Award, offers world-class educational experiences that are firmly rooted in traditional Catholic doctrine to students in kindergarten through grade eight.
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School Mission
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School is a parish school serving students in grades K through 8. Founded in 1853, we are committed to excellence in preparing our students to think critically and become confident, sensitive Catholic leaders modeled in the image of Jesus Christ prepared to succeed in future academic endeavors and contribute to the community.
To accomplish this mission, challenging academic courses are aligned with Cardinal Newman Society Catholic Curriculum Standards as well as with the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. Religion and technology are integrated throughout all content areas, and a variety of before and after-school programs are structured to meet the spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of each child. Students are actively engaged in learning and in living their faith through a rigorous Catholic faith-based curriculum that is both comprehensive and rigorous. The talents and abilities of individual children are nurtured through a differentiated academic program that provides enrichment and academic support opportunities. Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School is fully accredited by the State of Illinois and the Diocese of Joliet.
In addition to serving as an exemplary educational institution, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School is central to a vibrant faith community and is a vital ministry of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The Principal and staff work together with the Pastor and other parish leaders to meet the goals of school and parish life. This team works collaboratively to inspire students, parents, and staff to live as Jesus taught by integrating Catholic values not only within the academic setting, but also throughout the parish and the wider community. The school's robust Catholic Culture is designed to ensure that every graduate of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School is formed in faith, educated in excellence, and sent to serve.
Applications are currently being accepted for a faith-filled, dynamic, and effective educator to serve as principal of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School beginning in July, 2020. Successful candidates must be devout and practicing Catholics who uphold the teachings of the faith and who exemplify an unwavering commitment to Catholic education that is academically excellent and rooted in Gospel values.
Principal Profile: Desired Strategic Leadership Qualities
The ideal principal candidate for Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School is a strong spiritual and instructional leader with demonstrated expertise in pedagogy, curriculum, instruction, and assessment within a kindergarten through grade eight learning environment. He or she understands the curriculum evaluation and mapping processes and embraces the vital role that the principal plays in student recruitment and retention. The principal candidate is an excellent communicator who serves as the face of the school in all written and verbal communications. In addition, he or she is committed to implementing the school’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, a link to which may be found at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School website under “About Us”.
Licensure, Experience, and Values
The candidate must possess an advanced degree in educational leadership; hold a current Illinois Professional EducatorLicense (or equivalent) with either a General Administrative or Principal Endorsement; and have to his or her credit at least five years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school. Most importantly, the candidate is expected to adhere to all principles and tenets of the Catholic faith, to maintain a lifestyle that is in full accord with Church teachings, and to promote the best interests of his or her students and the Roman Catholic Church at all times. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for the submission of complete electronic applications is January 31, 2020.
To apply for this position Complete an electronic Frontline Applicant Tracking application and upload the required documents listed below at the following link:
In addition to completing the online application through the Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Office Frontline Applicant Tracking System, please upload the following (required) documents into your application:
A copy of your Protecting God’s Children Certificate of Completion.
A cover letter that indicates your interest in and qualifications for this position.
A signed and dated Diocese of Joliet Acknowledgment Form.
A current resume.
Copies of transcripts that document undergraduate and graduate degrees earned as well as post-graduate studies completed. (It is not necessary to submit official transcripts. At this point in time, copies will suffice. If you are hired, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.)
If your administrative certificate or license is from a state other than Illinois, upload a copy of this credential into your application.
Three current letters of reference from individuals who know you well and who can attest to your leadership skills in the domains of Mission and Catholic Culture; Academic Excellence; Leadership and Governance; and Operational Vitality.
A clergy reference from a priest who knows you well and who can attest to your level of spirituality, your practice of the Catholic faith, and your adherence to Church teachings.
Please Note: Review of applications by the Catholic Schools Office and the Pastor begins as soon as complete electronic applications are submitted. Incomplete or paper applications will not be considered.
About Catholic Schools Office
Potential candidates for the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School Principal position are encouraged to apply online at the Diocese of Joliet Frontline Applicant Tracking System by accessing the following link: https://www.applitrack.com/dioceseofjoliet/onlineapp/.
Should you have questions, please contact Karen Udell, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership and Personnel, at 815-221-6123.