Elementary School Principal, Saints Colman-John Neumann Catholic School, Bryn Mawr, PA, Delaware County

SS. Colman-John Neumann School

372 Highland Lane
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Position Length: Permanent
  • Contact Person: Bernadette Dougherty, Assistant Superintendent,

Job Description

Saint John Neumann School was established in 1967 as a parish school; the school merged with St. Colman School and became Saints Colman-John Neumann School in 1976.  We presently enroll 299 students from Pre-K 3 through Grade 8. The school was reaccredited by the Middles States Association in 2015 and was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2019. This Catholic community is dedicated to academic excellence and the development of future leaders to be disciples of Christ with hearts to love and hands to serve.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their expertise in curriculum implementation, the use of technology in instruction, team building, faculty development, and effective elementary school management including exemplary communication and relationship-building skills. Candidates will work with a full-time Advancement Director and must have a knowledge of contemporary marketing, development, and be an excellent communicator. This opportunity is best suited for a forward-thinking professional with innovative ideas.

Governance for this parish school is assisted by a School Budget Sub Committee of the Parish Finance Committee.  This Sub Committee works in collaboration with the Pastor, Msgr. Michael J. Matz, the Principal, Parish Business Manager and a newly hired part-time Development Director for the school.


A dynamic, Christ-centered leader is needed to serve as the Principal for Saints Colman-John Neumann Catholic School. The new Principal must be a faithful practicing Catholic with a strong commitment to Catholic Education and the teachings of the Church. He or she must lead by personal witness to the Catholic faith and exhibit a passion and compassion in articulating the mission of Saints Peter and Paul to students, parents, faculty, and the community. The ideal candidate will:

  • serve as the primary agent for creating an environment that fosters academic excellence, Catholic faith formation, vitality and viability
  • be responsible for creating a climate that encourages the engagement of each student in the learning process while fostering a love for learning
  • inspire a committed faculty and an engaged student body to form a highly effective learning community inclusive of all stakeholders in the ministry of Catholic education
  • leverage technology as a communication and educational tool
  • collaborate with the School Budget Sub Committee
  • work with the Development Director to support school events, fundraising initiatives and enrollment campaigns
  • have the ability to delegate work and monitor results
  • be forward thinking – have a vision for the future of education and a proven track record in achieving academic success
  • have a good understanding of school operations including budgeting

A minimum of five years’ experience teaching in a Catholic School and a Master’s Degree in School Administration are requirements. The applicant should hold degrees and certifications required by the Office of Catholic Education.

Additional Information

Interested and qualified candidates please send resume, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and updated clearances (FBI fingerprint, Child Abuse, and Criminal Background) to the address listed below.  Please attach appropriate documents where applicable.

An Administration Application packet can be obtained at:

Information will be under Resources – Elementary Applications.  Please download the Administrator application and the list of documentation you must submit.

Completed application, with required documents, can be emailed to:

Bernadette Dougherty, Assistant Superintendent

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Office of Catholic Education

222 N. 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

All information must be sent in one packet.


Posted on May 7, 2020

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