Mater Dei Catholic is a TK-12, coeducational, college preparatory school located on a 48-acre campus in Chula Vista, California. Our mission is to inspire and educate the hearts, minds, and souls of our students. Mater Dei Catholic is comprised of a TK-8 elementary school, a 9-12 high school, and an adult school that offer English and citizenship classes to the local community in the South Bay. It operates on the President-Principal model.
Mater Dei Catholic Elementary (MDCE) is a vibrant learning community enrolling 465 students in TK-8. It is the first Catholic school in San Diego to offer a 50/50 dual language Spanish/English immersion curriculum rooted in the S.T.R.E.A.M. education model (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and math).
In coordination with the Diocese of San Diego, MDCE is seeking a dynamic and experienced educator to lead all aspects of the elementary school including, but not limited to:
Integrating the school’s mission and values into all activities
Establishing the tone and culture of the elementary school, with clear structural guidelines, routines, and expectations
Running day-to-day operations of the elementary school, including academic and extra-curricular programs, and all disciplinary issues
Supervising elementary faculty and staff
Monitoring the scope and sequence of dual-language curriculum
Driving curricular innovation to enhance the student experience and increase subject matter mastery, ensuring every student has a competitive advantage in high school
Provide integrated whole-child support services that enhance each student’s academic, emotional, mental, and physical well-being
Monitoring the financial operations of the school in conjunction with the CFO and President
Assisting in the admission process in evaluating applicants and organizing new student placement tests and course selection
Working with the President and high school Principal as part of the leadership team
Representing the elementary school in Diocesan meetings and activities
A qualified candidate is someone who is deeply committed to furthering the development of both academic excellence and the faith life of the school. The Mater Dei Catholic Elementary Principal reports to the President.
Qualifications for the next Principal of Mater Dei Catholic Elementary:
A practicing Roman Catholic
Have a minimum five years of experience working with dual language programs
Have a minimum five years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience
A Master’s degree in Education and/or California Administrative Credential is preferred
Demonstrate leadership ability in past or present educational experiences
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Excellent organizational skills with a high level of initiative
Ability to support and encourage faculty, staff, and students
A collaborative approach to leadership balanced with the ability to make decisions
Depends on experience
Please send current résumé with cover letter outlining your philosophy of dual-language education to:
Zury G. Guptill
Director of Human Resources
Mater Dei Catholic
Deadline for résumé and cover letter:
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation.