A School Leader in the 21st century is one of the most exciting and significant roles undertaken by any person in society. Principals are responsible and accountable for the development of children.
Catholic school principals answer to a higher authority in that they are executive level managers in “Our Father’s Business.” Each Catholic School executive is accountable for the formation of the child and are called to focus on the following in considering the formation of each saintly scholar:
- Acquire critical thinking skills
- Learn to communicate clearly, logically and creatively
Human Character Formation
- Grow in core values that enable positive leadership
- Develop essential character strengths including discipline, responsibility, and a sense of personal dignity
- Strengthen a personal relationship with Christ
- Learn the fundamentals of Catholic traditions and teachings
- Discover a meaning in life that inspires the pursuit of excellence
- Develop a generosity through acts of self giving and sacrifice
- Form a sense of social responsibility and learn to share talents as a member of a global team
- Exercise leadership by serving as mentors and role models
By focusing on these important student outcomes, a successful Catholic School leader will provide a school with a culture of academic rigor and an environment in which each student can encounter and grow in a relationship with the Risen Christ!