St. Pius X/St. Leo Catholic School - Omaha



Name of Facility: St. Pius X/St. Leo Catholic School
6905 Blondo Street
OMAHA, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Katie Alitz


Reports to: Pastors of St. Pius X and St. Leo the Great

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

The principal is charged with the implementation of the philosophy, mission, objectives, and the overall management of operations that are education related at 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 St. Pius X / St. Leo School community.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
● Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of St. Pius X / St. Leo School
● Acts as a witness to the Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
● Develops a school climate reflecting Catholic identity and a positive culture
● Supports and adheres to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Code of Conduct, and policies and procedures of the Archdiocese of Omaha
● Identifies and effects needed change for school improvement through the school’s continuous school improvement plan
● Ensures the implementation of a comprehensive curriculum through the use of a variety of pedagogical strategies
● Supervises instruction and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the academic program
● Promotes Catholic identity within the school through liturgical celebrations, faith development, integration of Gospel values, and the practice of Christian service
● Oversees ongoing orientation and staff development in both educational and faith development of faculty and staff
● Maintains the accreditation of the school according to Nebraska Department of Education Standards
● Oversees the development of goals and activities and seeks resources and support beyond the school
● Works effectively with the board to establish goals for school effectiveness
● Hires, supervises, evaluates, and terminates all faculty and staff according to school and diocesan guidelines
● Fosters collaboration between St. Pius X and St. Leo the Great parishes, pastors, and the school
● Maintains current and accurate records according to state requirements of Rule 10, and archdiocesan and school policy
● Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff
● Provides for an orderly school environment and promotes student self-discipline
● Provides direct supervision of school sponsored activities
● Develops faculty and student/parent handbooks in accordance with the state of Nebraska and archdiocesan guidelines
● Carries out the disciplinary policies of the school
● Completes and submits all official forms required by the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Catholic Schools Offices, Nebraska Department of Education, and other public agencies

Preferred Skills:
● Working understanding of educational systems and the Catholic Schools Offices of the Archdiocese of Omaha
● 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
● Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with a commitment to ongoing formation in catechetical and spiritual leadership development
● 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

Education and Experience
● Deep respect for and commitment to the SPSL School mission and to providing educational opportunities to children from all backgrounds
● Proven experience working with and providing exceptional support to constituents from vastly different backgrounds
● Master’s Degree required
● Teacher and Administrative Certification in the State of Nebraska

Application Instructions

Interested candidates are to submit, electronically, the following materials:
• Cover letter and resume
• Copy of College Transcripts
• Archdiocesan Application Form
• List of references - References will only be contacted once an applicant has reached semifinalist
standing and with permission of the applicant (to preserve confidentiality on the applicant’s
Materials submitted to Dr. Anita Harkins-Mehsling, Associate Superintendent at