Notre Dame School of Milwaukee (NDSM) is a Catholic School sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Milwaukee, WI. Founded in 1996, NDSM began as a girls middle school serving 26 students. From that initial class, the school grew as it built a record of academic excellence serving the Latino community on Milwaukee's near southside. In 2012, NDSM opened a coed primary school to better prepare incoming middle school students for the rigorous academic program that had proven successful. Most recently, the school opened a boys middle school in 2018 and a K3 program in 2021. NDSM currently serves over 630 students across three campuses in Grades K3 to 8. To learn more, please visit our website at www.notredamemke.org.
Reporting to the Vice President of Academics, the Middle School Principal is responsible and accountable for the academic performance of the middle schools.
The middle school principal fulfills the mission of the Catholic School by serving as the spiritual and educational leader of two middle campuses. The boys middle school serves a little over 100 students and the girls middle school serves over 200 students. The middle school principal oversees an assistant principal at each middle school. The principal is responsible for the implementation of the philosophy, mission, vision, campus goals, policies, regulations, and procedures of the school.
-Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
-Develop a school culture reflecting Catholic identity
-Communicates effectively with students, parents, and staff
-Commitment to the belief that all students can learn at high levels by establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior and learning
-Demonstrates an excellent ability to analyze and interpret data and make recommendations to offer interventions and institute changes that lead to increased student achievement
-Strong leadership abilities including an encouraging, motivating presence to help with conflict management, team building, goal setting, prioritization, and strategic planning
-Promotes healthy staff morale and professionalism
-Participates and executes high-quality professional learning for staff
-Demonstrates success in leading school improvement initiatives that close student achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and economic groups
-Demonstrates success in leading strategic educational initiatives that result in measurable improved student achievement
-Proven ability to collaborate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
-Ability to be flexible, resilient, and adaptable to changing priorities
-Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction
-The Principal is responsible for planning, curriculum development, program evaluation, extracurricular activities, personnel management, financial management, emergency procedures, and facilities operations
-Performs other duties as assigned
- Cover Letter
- Letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts & Licenses/Certifications