Diocese of Winona-Rochester Employment


Principal for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Grades PK - 5th Grade @ International Falls, Diocese of Duluth posted on Tue, Feb 06

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School seeks a principal starting in the 2024-2025 school year. St. Thomas Aquinas is a parish school in the Diocese of Duluth, founded in 1927, and has a rich tradition of student formation and academic excellence. We believe in forming missionary disciples in Jesus who bring his healing, hope, and joy to all.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School serves students in grades PK-5th grade with a dedicated faculty and staff. We have a small family environment, working collaboratively with our parish and larger community, as we support parents as the primary educators of their children.  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is nestled in the great northern community of International Falls, MN, surrounded by God’s beauty and nature.

We are seeking a dynamic person who is a servant leader. The principal is responsible for fostering a culture of Catholic mission and educational excellence. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, strong leadership skills, and an entrepreneur/growth mindset.

This position is responsible for the oversight of academic programing; faith development; management of school faculty and staff; overseeing student activities; financial matters including budget and income/expense management; fundraising; and legal, health, and safety for the students and school faculty and volunteers. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the school reporting directly to the pastor. Salary and benefits compensatory with experience and education will be offered. Visit our websites: School: https://stthomascatholicschool.com/ and the Parish: https://www.stthomasifalls.org/

Personal and Professional Requirements:

  • Exhibit personal philosophy, values, and lifestyle, which are consistent with Catholic teaching/mission.
  • Possess the ability to work collaboratively with parish administration, diocesan personnel, faculty/staff, parents and parish/school organizations.
  • (Preferred) Hold a Master’s degree and state certification in a field of education.
  • (Preferred) Have completed 3+ years of successful teaching and/or leadership experience.

Deadline for applications: Open until filled.

Send a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference including one from his/her pastor to:

Father Steve Langenbrunner

Principal Search Committee

810 5th Street

International Falls, MN 56649


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