Diocese of Winona-Rochester Employment


Elementary Principal - Full Time

Saint Mary's School @ Worthington, MN posted on Wed, Apr 03

Apply until: 2024-07-03


Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Worthington, Minnesota seeks an Elementary School Principal starting in the 2024–2025 school year. Saint Mary’s Catholic School serves 95 students in preschool through 8th grade with a dedicated faculty and staff. Learn more about Saint Mary’s Catholic School and this exciting opportunity in Catholic school by viewing our website at www.smswgtn.org 

St. Mary’s Catholic School is a strong PreK - 8 Catholic school focused on faith, academics, and family. The school has served Worthington and surrounding communities for nearly 75 years. There are exciting new projects underway to connect student learning with the real world. The school is a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and therefore maintains a strong relationship with the parish and the parishioners. Active parent involvement creates and supports a strong community base for the school.

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester are vital to the evangelizing mission of the Church. They strive to provide an education that is authentically Catholic: a formation of the whole person in the light of Jesus Christ. Saint Mary’s Catholic School accomplishes this important work by living their mission statement: St. Mary’s Catholic School is a Christ-centered Catholic learning community that embraces all of God’s children and is committed to Catholic faith formation, academic excellence, and practicing Christian service.


Recognizing that, “The project of the Catholic school is convincing only if carried out by people who are deeply motivated, because they witness to a living encounter with Christ” (Congregation for Catholic Education, 1997). The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the capacity to cultivate the highest standards of excellence in Catholic culture, academics, and organizational leadership at Saint Mary’s Catholic School. Other requirements include:

  • Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church who is able to provide a credible witness of the Catholic Faith.
  • Have a deep commitment to the importance and mission of Catholic schools.
  • Possess a master’s degree in Catholic school leadership or its equivalent—or in progress (preferred).
  • Have three years of teaching or administrative experience in Catholic schools (preferred).


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to principal@smswgtn.org.  Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the position will be open until filled.