Mother Seton School, located in the northern Maryland community of Emmitsburg, is an Independent Catholic Elementary School whose accreditation comes under the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Mother Seton School is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Located less than one mile from the site of Elizabeth Seton’s original school, it is an important partner for many Maryland and Pennsylvania families as it continues the Seton Legacy of Catholic Education. This distinguished school community current serves 256 students in pre-k through 8th grades.
MSS boasts an affordable, high-quality Catholic education focused on the whole child and welcomes families of many faiths. The school’s STEM-based curriculum helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, preparing them to meet the challenges of the 21st century, while its award-winning music and arts program stimulates creativity and self-expression. As a certified Maryland Green School, MSS operates an ecofriendly campus, which includes a Monarch Butterfly Way Station, nature trail, gardens and a solar energy station. Spread across 15-acres, the campus is nestled in the Catoctin Valley and encourages outdoor exploration and play, while its proximity to the National Shrine of MSS’s patron saint and foundress allows students to develop a strong sense of spirituality that is reflected in school liturgies, Prayer Partner program and community service.
Interested candidates must be spiritually motivated practicing Roman Catholics committed to Catholic education, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be current with best practices and educational methods. An advanced degree in Educational Leadership or related field is required. Candidates are expected to hold, or be qualified to hold, Professional Certification in Educational Administration in the State of Maryland and have a minimum of five years’ administration experience in an elementary school setting. The position will remain open until filled. The desired start date is July 9, 2018 or shortly thereafter. The position's Search Prospectus can be found here.
For immediate consideration, please submit the following application materials, confidentially and as separate PDF attachments in one email to Michael Furey. Please include Mother Seton School in subject field.
Cover letter that aligns your experiences and skill sets with the current needs of the school as you understand them.
Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
Statement of Catholic educational philosophy.
List of five references with names, physical addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.
Michael Furey, Managing Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
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