Archbishop Borders School presents an exciting opportunity to lead a vibrant Catholic school with a distinct bilingual and bi-literate educational mission. The school is located on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish campus, where the School Sisters of Notre Dame began educating students in 1876. Archbishop Borders School opened as a community school in 2002 in Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood. In 2010, Archbishop Borders School, in partnership with the Roche Center of Boston College and their Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS), launched its dual-language program in English and Spanish beginning with its Pre-K students. The Dual Language Program is an additive bilingual program with particular focal points in bilingualism, bi-literacy, and biculturalism. It is still the only program of this kind in Maryland.
Archbishop Borders School is one of three community schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. As such, the school enjoys collaborative partnerships with distinguished institutions and community resources. The community partnership program provides students with enhanced opportunities that foster improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.
Archbishop Borders School benefits from solid enrollment, talented and skillful leaders and staff members, generous tuition support partners, strong support from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, key professional relationships within the Two-Way Immersion Network of Catholic Schools, and community partnership program. The school's next Principal can expect to make an immediate, positive, faith-driven difference in the lives of Baltimore City's young people within the context of the school's unique two-way dual-language immersion program.
The Mission Statement of Archbishop Borders School
Archbishop Borders School is a dual-language Catholic community school that prepares its students to be dynamic members of society through an educational experience informed by diversity, faith and academic excellence.
The Principal is the ministerial and academic leader of the school, vested with the authority and the responsibility to ensure:
Visible and personal leadership,
Sound fiscal management,
Positive public presentation, and
Responsible supervision of programs and personnel.
Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics and attributes:
Practicing Catholic in communion with the Church who is a faith-filled and Christ-centered servant leader that embraces, models, and champions the traditions and values of Catholic education while promoting a strong and vibrant Catholic identity.
Advanced degree in an educational administration or related field, with a minimum of five years instructional and administrative experience. Current Principal or administrative licensure expected or able to be obtained.
Ability to communicate in English and Spanish in both the written and spoken word.
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and public speaking skills while serving as the highly visible public face of Archbishop Borders School in building constructive relationships with all stakeholders that inspire crucial support in its school initiatives.
Proven visionary with demonstrated success in addressing immediate school community needs and long-term goals. Experience in planning and implementation, fiscal management, and school program oversight.
Well-versed in creating the conditions for market leadership.
Accomplished educator with proven success and the ability to lead an extensive, innovative, and rigorous dual-language curriculum that ensures success for all students, based on exacting standards of excellence.
Accessible and approachable leadership style, with a willingness to relate to students, faculty, families and community leaders while being extremely visible and interactive on campus and at school events.
Skilled at identifying, attracting, developing, and retaining high-quality educators with a commitment and passion for delivering a transformational Catholic educational experience.
Proven leadership in ongoing professional development, evaluation, and student assessment
This special school awaits a passionate bilingual leader who wishes to make a positive difference for children and the Church in the heart of Baltimore.
The search group is on a fast track to identify and secure Archbishop Borders School's next Principal. Interested candidates can contact us immediately. Candidates are sought to begin in summer 2022. However, consideration can be given to a January 2023 start date.
To apply, please submit the following four documents as separate PDF attachments (Documents will be held in strict confidentiality):
Cover letter that aligns your experiences and skill sets with the current needs of the school as you understand them.
Statement of Catholic educational philosophy.
Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
List of three references with names, phone numbers and email addresses. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.
Please include Archbishop Borders in the subject field.
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