Catholic Diocese of Richmond

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Principal (Portsmouth Catholic School)

Portsmouth Catholic Regional School (grades PreK-8) located in Portsmouth, Virginia, seeks dynamic and highly qualified candidates for the position of Principal.

The successful candidate:

  • will be committed to fostering and maintaining a Catholic environment that is an authentic expression of Catholic faith, with the goal of producing faithful graduates where everything done in and through the school expresses love for and obedience to Jesus Christ and His Body, the Church;
  • will have a working knowledge of the Church’s teachings regarding Catholic identity and the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools; and,
  • will possess a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, with an emphasis on innovative learning skills, teaching methods, and curricula.


Responsibilities will include:

  • establishing a tone that enables the spiritual growth of students, faculty, and the entire school community;
  • working collaboratively with the Pastor, the School Advisory Board, faculty, and parents to foster a learning environment deeply rooted in the Church’s teaching on Catholic identity, where Christ’s principles guide every dimension of the school’s life and activity;
  • assessing and overseeing the school’s academic programs and faculty effectiveness;
  • communicating effectively with students, families and the community;
  • representing the school in the parish community and greater community; and,
  • overseeing non-academic matters including, but not limited to, enrollment management, planning, budgets, development, and marketing.


The successful candidate will:

  • be a practicing Catholic;
  • possess a Master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision or a related field and five years teaching and/or administrative experience; and,
  • possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.


An introductory letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications, a resume, and a completed diocesan application should be sent to the search committee at

Position open until filled.