Catholic Elementary School Principal | Avila Catholic Academy


Avila Catholic Academy
Sponsored by St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church
4921 Columbia Road
Grovetown, GA 30813

Avila Catholic Academy is set to open in August 2024 as a new Catholic school serving students from 1-year old to grade five rooted in a classical curriculum. A principal shall be in place no later than October 2023 to prepare for the inaugural school year. Working with the Office of Catholic Schools, the duties of the principal will include managing all tasks required to prepare for opening a new school. Under the supervision of the Pastor, the Principal fulfills the mission of the Catholic school serving as the spiritual, educational, visionary, relational and managerial leader charged with implementing the philosophy, mission, and management of the school. The principal is responsible for the professionalism of the faculty and staff, educational achievements of students, and cultivating a mutually positive relationship with the school and parish communities.

Academic/Professional Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in the field of educational leadership/school administration
  • Eligible for Georgia Elementary Leadership Certification (L5)
  • Successful teaching experiences (minimum of 5 years) at the Elementary and/or Middle School level
  • Obtain/maintain Catechetical certification
  • Experience with school finance/budgeting requirements and federal programs
  • Understanding of Catholic theology and philosophy of Catholic education
  • Evidence of continuing education
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Classical curriculum experience preferred
  • Three (3) references are required; at least one shall be from a Pastor

Personal Requirements

  • Must be a practicing Catholic in good-standing with the Church.
  • Maintain a personal philosophy, values, and lifestyle consistent with the tenants of the Catholic faith.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with parish administration, diocesan personnel, faculty/staff, parents and parish organizations.
  • Ability to articulate and implement a vision for the school in areas of Catholic identity, academics, service, and advancement.
  • Ability to create an atmosphere of welcome and open dialogue.
Note: VIRTUS training and criminal background check are required for hiring.


To apply, send résumé and cover letter to:
Carrie Jane Williamson, Superintendent of Schools
Catholic Diocese of Savannah
2170 E. Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404


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