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Head of School Search

Head of School Search

The Diocese of Arlington seeks a Head of School for Bishop Ireton Catholic High School effective July 1, 2019. Bishop Ireton is a diocesan high school with an enrollment of approximately 800 students. The school provides an excellent college-prep education for our students in a Catholic faith-based environment. Each student is called to establish a close relationship with God, to continually grow in community and personal holiness, living Christian values in their lifetime.

The next Head of School will be responsible for leading in the following areas: ensuring the Catholic identity of the school, providing exceptional leadership and vision for the present and future, strategic planning and collaborating with the Board of Governors, providing fiscal oversight, overseeing a significant construction project and all advancement efforts including development and enrollment management.

The Head of School reports directly to the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. The Head of School also works in collaboration with the diocesan senior administrative team to provide vision and organizational capacity for the school.

We seek a Head of School who is a faith-filled practicing Catholic with a passion for educating young people and a strong vision for school growth and development. The Head of School must be able to collaborate closely with stakeholders and possess the dynamic leadership and management skills to help faculty and staff achieve their full potential in teaching through administrative support and sharing up-to-date best practices. Excellent communication skills are essential.

Minimum professional requirements include five years of teaching experience in a Catholic school and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or a Master’s Degree in another academic area with appropriate education courses. All appropriate Virginia State and Diocese of Arlington certifications must be obtained within three years of hire.

The complete qualifications and application can be found by clicking here. Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2019.

Send the complete application packet, cover letter, and resume to:

Diocese of Arlington
Office of Catholic Schools
200 North Glebe Road, Suite 503
Arlington, VA 22203


List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • | Search Committee

    Bishop Ireton High School falls under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Arlington, and, as such, the Bishop of the Diocese, the Most Rev. Michael Burbidge, is responsible for selecting and hiring the next Head of School. To facilitate the process, a Search Committee has been created.

    • Dr. Jennifer Bigelow, Superintendent of Catholic Schools
    • Rev. John Kelly, Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
    • Mr. Mike Cammisa '80, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors
    • Mrs. Kay Green SMA '82, P '17
    • Deacon Malcolm D’Souza '84, P '18, '20
    • Mrs. Marie Powell, Former Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Arlington and Former Executive Director of the USCCB Office of Catholic Education
    • Mr. Robert Quartuccio, Former School Finance Liaison of the Diocese of Arlington
  • | Position Description

    Click here for the full position description.


List of 3 frequently asked questions.

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