School Personnel

School Personnel

Administrator Application


A principal in a Catholic school should be a knowledgeable and practicing Catholic. The principal should also have a thorough understanding of and commitment to the Catholic philosophy of education and the Witness Statement for Those Who Service in Catholic Education (3100).

Principals should have prior teaching experience. A number of these years should have been in Catholic education.

Principals are expected to hold a valid teaching certificate and have a minimum of a Master's Degree with at least twenty hours of graduate work in educational administration/leadership or state certification in administration. Applicants applying for elementary administration are expected to hold an elementary school religion teacher certification or religion coordinator certificate from the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Consideration will be given to Religious Education certification from another diocese.

Requirements for Missouri Elementary, Middle School and High School Principal certification can be found at the Missouri DESE website:

To complete an application please click on the following to download and complete the necessary documents.



Mentor Program

The formation of the beginning teacher is of special importance. The responsibility of teaching in a Catholic school for the first time is a graced moment for coming to understand and value teaching as a vocation and as a ministry. A beginning teacher’s initial experiences have a strong impact on his or her long-term success as a teacher and satisfaction with teaching as a career.

To assist with both the spiritual formation and professional development of new teachers during their first two years, the Catholic Education Center has developed a mentor program for beginning elementary and secondary school teachers in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Experienced teachers are invited by the principal to be mentors for teachers new to the profession and new to their school. New mentors receive a handbook developed for them by the Catholic Education Center. The handbook provides new mentors with the information and skills needed to guide and support effectively the beginning teachers whom they will be assisting.

For additional information contact:

Dr. Cathy Johns
Director of Curriculum and Instruction (K-12)
Catholic Education Center
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis MO 63119


Teachers and principals in Catholic schools should possess a valid certificate from the State of Missouri or from another state and meet the credentialing requirements of the organization that accredits the school at which the educator is employed. Policies and information regarding archdiocesan certification for teachers of religion can be found by clicking here.

Teachers and principals currently working in the Archdiocese of St. Louis who need assistance with obtaining, renewing, or upgrading their Missouri state certification may contact:

Mrs. Stephanie Welling
Associate Superintendent for School Personnel
Catholic Education Center
20 Archbishop May Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63119
314-792-7307 or 314-792-7308

Additional Information:

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Educator Certification

Missouri Certification Q&A 

Current Openings

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Elementary/Secondary Educator Openings

For more information about the opening please contact the person that is listed. To be hired in a school in the Archdiocese applicants must have completed the application process through the Catholic Education Office. The application instructions and application packets are located:

Updated 8/18/2017

Assumption School, Mattese
4709 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128
After School Assistants - Part-time - Assumption Parish School seeks part-time after school assistants who can help with homework, supervise indoor and outdoor play, and provide a fun, nurturing, and safe environment for our younger children. Candidates must support the teachings of the Catholic Church or respect the major tenets of the Christian faith. The assistants must be skilled in technology, and physically be able to work with young children. Candidates also must be willing to complete our Safe Environment Program. The available positions are Monday through Friday, 2:45 p.m. to 6 p.m., with no evening or weekends! These positions are great for a high school or college student, and a parent or retired person who wants to work a few hours each week. All levels of education are welcome. Applicants must be 16 years old. E-mail resume to Shelley Michael at Please, no phone calls.

Holy Child School
2316 Church Street Arnold, MO 63010
Holy Child School is looking for a child centered, part time PE Teacher to join a highly motivated faculty, for the 2017-18 school year. Applicants should be degreed or in the process of attaining their degree in Physical Education, and be available to work 3-4 days per week. Please send a copy of your resume and credentials to: Mr. Dwight Elmore, Principal, Holy Child School, Arnold, MO, Cellular: 314-307-9788, Office: 636-296-0055, extension 120.

Holy Cross Academy Preschool
8874 Pardee Road Crestwood, MO 63123
Lead 4-5 year old Preschool Teacher should be nurturing, caring and have excellent classroom management skills. Preschool teachers participate in PLC's with other staff at HCA buildings. Candidates preferred with Early Childhood Certification, CDA, Parents as Teachers certification or other related degree. Position would start August 2017, 10 month position approx. 34 hours weekly, 7:00 a.m.-3:15 3 days and 7:00-12:30 2 days. Please send resume to Preschool Director, Angie Langhauser, email:

Holy Rosary School
716 E. Booneslick Road Warrenton, MO 63383
PART-TIME MUSIC TEACHER: Looking for a 2-day a week Music teacher for the 2017-2018 school year to teach prek-8, playing for school Masses a plus! All interested applicants please submit your resume to Lori Racine:

Little Flower Catholic School
1275 Boland Place Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Little Flower Catholic School is seeking an Administrative Assistant which provides support and assistance for the Principal and is responsible for administration of the school office. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepares, composes, and reviews correspondence and communications for the Principal as directed; Initiates, prepares, and composes correspondence and communications to the school and parents for approval by the Principal and/or Teaching Staff; Serves as the primary contact for assisting parents, prospective families, and school visitors; Maintains student files and records; Maintains files and documents for the Principal as directed; Coordinates and organizes distribution of information through weekly student folders and SIS (School Information System(s)); Maintains and updates databases for all existing students, new student inquiries, prospective students, and volunteer requests, needs, and participation; Approves, distributes, and coordinates all-school communications via SIS or other means; Orders supplies for school facilities (including school office, classrooms, and restrooms) on a bi-weekly basis or as directed; Assists in publication and distribution of school, marketing, and fundraising information through the school website, social media, or other means; Assists in researching grants or programs for the school community; Maintains calendar on school website and SIS; Makes all copies for the Principal and Teaching Staff; Performs other duties as directed or assigned. NECESSARY SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS: Ability to communicate well both written and verbally and in a professional manner; Ability to write letters and communications and knowledge of grammar; Good computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Ability to manage time, be organized, and be accurate; Ability to show enthusiasm and initiative in preparing and distributing information and materials; Ability to maintain correspondence and communications with people as needed; Ability to maintain effectives lines of communications with the Principal and Teaching Staff; Ability to maintain a friendly, welcoming, and outgoing attitude with school staff, parents, and visitors; Ability to communicate through social media; Understanding of keeping matters highly confidential. Qualified candidates may email their resume and cover letter to the principal, Andrew M Long at

Most Sacred Heart School
350 E. Fourth Street Eureka, MO 63025
Pre-School Aid - Most Sacred Heart School in Eureka, Missouri is looking for a Preschool Aid. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and MUST be in full compliance with the Safe Environment Program of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. This is a part time position. Interested applicants, please email: or call 636-938-4602.

Our Lady of the Pillar School
403 So. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131
Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic School is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants need to be enthusiastic, energetic individuals who have experience working with children. Preference for candidates who have prior classroom experience. Applicants must complete the Safe Environment Program offered through the Archdiocese. Send letter of interest and resume to Heather Fanning at

Our Lady of the Pillar School
403 So. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131
Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic School is looking for a part-time Kindergarten Aide to work Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Preference for candidates who have prior classroom experience. Applicants must complete the Safe Environment Program offered through the Archdiocese. Send letter of interest and resume to Heather Fanning at

Sacred Heart School, Florissant
501 St. Louis Street Florissant, MO 63031
Grades Pre-K through 8th grade - Physical Education teacher, part-time (Mon., Wed., Fri.), 3 classes of Pre-K, 3 classes of Kindergarten, 2 homerooms of each grade 1-8. Please send cover letter and resume to Lois Vollmer at

South City Catholic Academy
5821 Pernod St. Louis, MO 63139
South City Catholic Academy, a new partnership school sponsored by Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Joan of Arc Parish, and the Archdiocese of St. Louis, invites dynamic faith-filled and curriculum-driven candidates to apply for teaching positions for the 2017-18 school year. It is the expectation that teaching candidates are degreed and certified teachers and preferably Catholic. All candidates should have a completed teacher application on file with the School Personnel Office of the Catholic Education Office. (
In addition, South City Catholic Academy has the following administrative positions available for the 2017-2018 school year:
Part-Time Coordinator of Religious Education
Teacher Aide
Before & After Care
Please send a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Mrs. Laura Hirschman, Principal of South City Catholic Academy, to Sharon Gieseking, Executive Assistant for Elementary School Personnel at

St. Bridget of Kildare School
223 West Union Pacific, MO 63069
Preschool Position: Our preschool is seeking an energetic, innovative, and qualified preschool teacher. The position is for a class of three year olds. Necessary qualifications include knowledge of best practices in preschool educational methods and the ability to communicate with parents. Early childhood education and practicing Catholic preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and 3 references by email to Anne Hanneken, principal, at

St. Cecilia School
906 Eichelberger St. St. Louis, MO 63111
The Special Education Assistant is a full time position designed to assist classroom teachers with best instructional practices. Responsibilities include working with small groups and individual students to meet their various needs. There is potential for this position to develop into a Learning Consultant where training and support will be provided. Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in special education and/or working towards certification in special education as well as classroom experience in a regular education or special education classroom. Please send resume and references to Mary Loux at

St. Cecilia School
906 Eichelberger St. St. Louis, MO 63111
School Counselor - Position Summary: The school counselor provides a variety of effective guidance services to improve the quality of life and well-being of children and youth and their families. It is necessary that the counselor be fluent in Spanish. Duties and Responsibilities: Effectively assess the guidance and counseling needs of individual students and the student body in general. Counsels individual students and groups of students with identified needs and concerns using effective methods and in accordance with ethical standards. Maintain a clinical caseload including identification of student outcomes and noted progress. Selects interventions that are appropriate for students’ needs and circumstances. Involves and consults with other persons as appropriate in the counseling process. Provides appropriate referrals to professionals, agencies, and institutions outside the school when needed or desired. Provide structured classroom and small group sessions on pertinent topics. Has a willingness to develop new treatment groups to meet specific client needs. Actively informs students, parents, teachers, and other school personnel about the services available, procedures for accessing them, and procedures for making referrals. Please send resume and references to Mary Loux at

St. Gabriel the Archangel School
4711 Tamm Avenue St. Louis, MO 63109
We are looking for a friendly, organized, and motivated individual to work at Gabriel Club, our extended care program, during the 2017-2018 school year. The hours are from 3pm-6pm on weekdays. Applicants do not have to work all five days of the week. If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact Sr. Ann Francis, the Gabriel Club Director, at

St. Gerard Majella Preschool
2005 Dougherty Ferry Road Kirkwood, MO 63122
St. Gerard Majella is looking for a preschool assistant for the 3 /4 year old classroom. The ideal candidate will have prior classroom experience, possess strong teamwork and communication skills, is a self-starter in classroom needs, and is a faith-filled witness who is committed to the mission of Catholic education. The position would be Tuesday-Thursday 7:20 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Applicants must complete the Safe Environment Program offered through the Archdiocese. Interested candidates should email their letter of interest and resume to Ms. Lucy Gintz at

St. Ferdinand School
1735 Charbonier Road Florissant, MO 63031
Full time teacher aide - St. Ferdinand School is looking to hire a full time teacher aide for 4th grade. Applicants must be current in the Safe Environment program, faith-filled, energetic, able to lead class as needed, comfortable with technology, and flexible. Classroom experience and/or education certification is preferred. Please send resume and references to Anna Davis at

St. Joseph School, Cottleville
1351 Motherhead Road St. Charles, MO 63304
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM STAFF - Part-time - Saint Joseph School in Cottleville is seeking for the 2017-2018 school year qualified applicants who are faith-filled witnesses committed to the mission of Catholic education. Catholic, certification, and experience is preferred. Interested candidates should email their letter of interest, resume and references to Teresa Bowman at

St. Paul School, Fenton
465 New Smizer Mill Road Fenton, MO 63026
St. Paul Catholic School, Fenton, is looking for a half time 4th and 5th grade social studies teacher for the 2017-18 school year. The candidate must be Elementary Certified K-5 or K-8. This is a morning positions which would make you available for afternoon subbing. Please send your resume to

St. Peter School
215 N. Clay Street Kirkwood, MO 63122
St. Peter in Kirkwood seeks an experienced, faith-filled assistant teacher for Kindergarten. This is a full-time position, dedicated to one classroom with one lead teacher. Please send resumes and letter of inquiry to Dr. John Freitag at:

Ste. Genevieve du Bois School
1575 North Woodlawn Avenue St. Louis, MO 63122
Seeking a Catholic paraprofessional with teaching experience to work with one student at the Middle School level. Please send resume and cover letter

Ste. Genevieve du Bois School
4575 North Woodlawn Avenue St. Louis, MO 63122
Aftercare Position- Ste. Genevieve du Bois School is seeking someone to staff our After School Program. Hours are 3PM- 6PM with some days starting earlier due to early release. Job responsibilities include helping students with homework, supervising play, serving snacks, and coordinating activities. Applicants must love children and get along well with others. Applicants must complete the Safe Environment Program. Please email resume to

Cardinal Ritter College Prep
701 North Spring Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
Campus Minister – Part-time – Start Date: August, 2017 – Experience preferred. Cardinal Ritter College Prep, a St. Louis Archdiocesan co-educational college preparatory high school for grades 9-12, seeks an experienced person to serve as the school’s Campus Minister. The ideal candidate must be a practicing Catholic, possess at least three years of experience working with teenagers and adults in a Christian environment, have a strong academic background (master’s degree preferred, but not required), and can assist students, faculty, and staff in their collective and individual development of faith. Candidates must provide evidence of being committed to the vocation of the Catholic Church and an ability to collaborate. Employed person is expected to: Coordinate faith formation experiences for the school community. Assist the administration with coordinating faculty participation in spiritual formation activities and programs. Provide appropriate opportunities for participation in retreats, days of recollection, and faith sharing. Provide appropriate opportunities for participation in Christian service projects and activities. Plan, organize, and implement liturgical, sacramental, and prayer experiences for the school community. Provide for the regular celebration of the Eucharist for the school community. Provide for the regular celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the school community. Observe Archdiocesan policies and guidelines regarding celebration of the sacraments. Provide regular opportunities for prayer for the school community. Plan appropriate prayer services and liturgical celebrations for specific groups, events, and purposes. Involve students and faculty in planning for sacramental celebrations and prayer experiences. Provide appropriate information about campus ministry programs and services to the school community. Serve as a resource to administration, faculty, and students in areas related to religious and spiritual activities. Assist the administration with making evident the Catholic identity of the school. Provide timely information about religious and spiritual activities available in or scheduled for the school community. Deadline: July 31, 2017. Interested candidates should submit the following documents electronically to: Cover letter stating interest and qualifications for the position. [Include current phone number and email address], current resume, copy of college transcript(s) and two reference letters (Current pastor and current/recent employer/supervisor).

Nerinx Hall High School
530 East Lockwood Avenue St. Louis, MO 63119
Electronic Media Coordinator - The Electronic Media Coordinator is responsible for managing Nerinx Hall’s electronic communications including social media accounts, email newsletters, and every aspect of the website and back end system. This position will be tasked with creating concepts, writing content, managing photography, producing videos, developing online forms, scheduling and deciding content placement, measuring outcomes, and reporting. This is a full time, professional salaried position that requires occasional evening and weekend work. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field as well as a minimum of three years’ prior related experience in electronic communications and social media development. Knowledge of iModules is a plus. Please email cover letter and resume to with Electronic Media Coordinator in the subject line. For more information on Nerinx Hall, visit

Employment Application

Thank you for your interest in employment in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We appreciate your interest in the Church’s educational mission, and I assure you of our interest in you and the contribution you can make to Catholic education. 
Click Here to Download the complete application packet    
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A clear understanding of your professional qualifications and experience will assist in
referring you for a position suited to your qualifications and preferences.  In this packet are the
necessary items you must complete to be considered for referral and possible employment.

You are asked to send or have sent to School Personnel, Catholic Education Office, 20 Archbishop May Dr., St. Louis, MO  63119, the following material:

1.   The completed application form.  (Follow the directions carefully in completing this document. Make sure that you respond to all items on the form.)

2.   Three reference formsas explained below (It is recommended that you enclose a stamped, addressed envelope when requesting references.  All completed references should be
mailed to or faxed to School Personnel, Catholic Education Center, 20 Archbishop May Dr., St. Louis, MO  63119.)

•     one clergy /pastor reference from a priest, minister or rabbi who is familiar with you or your family; (A clergy reference must be provided in order for your application to be considered.  You are responsible to send this form to a member of the clergy.)

•     two professional references  from individuals who are familiar with your professional teaching abilities, e.g, former teaching supervisors or college instructors.  (Note:  If you have two such current references in your placement file from your college/university, you do not need to send the professional references that are included.) A reference from your prior principal is expected if you have recent teaching experience outside the archdiocesan system.

3.   An official college transcript showing coursework and receipt of degree(s); (Photocopies of the transcripts will not be acceptable.)

4.   A valid/current state teaching certificate; if you are in the process of obtaining your certification, obtain a letter from your College/University stating that all requirements have been met.

5.   Family Care Safety Registry and Worker Registration Form: 
You must register online through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry website,  When completing the online application all educator applicants are considered “child care workers”.  Next, complete and sign the attached
Worker Registration form and return to us (DO NOT send to the state).  Please return this form to School Personnel with the other forms in the application packet. 

6.   All application materials become the property of the Catholic Education Office and are not duplicated or released to the applicant or any other requesting party. When all of the above materials have been received by the School Personnel Office, your application will be reviewed by a Screening Committee at the Catholic Education Office.  You will be informed by e-mail/mail of the status of your application after this review.  If your application is approved, you will receive a letter which can be used as a reference for interviewing in local Catholic schools.  If your application is approved during the major hiring season--April to July-- your file will be made available to principals / administrators who come to our office.  In all cases, local principals/administrators conduct the actual interviews and hiring. 

You may view all current openings on this website under School Personnel.
Finally, let me point out that while the School Personnel Office can in no way guarantee
you a position, openings do regularly occur.  If you are hired by one of the schools of the Archdiocese, you will be required to attend an orientation session which is held in early-August.  This session offers faculty members who are new to the Archdiocese an opportunity to learn about our mission as Catholic educators and to become familiar with personnel policies and benefit programs available to school employees.  Your principal/administrator will inform you of the date, time and location.

Thank you for your interest in Catholic education in the St. Louis Archdiocese.  Please contact the School Personnel Office if you have any questions about the application process.


Mrs. Stephanie Welling
Associate Superintendent for School Personnel
Catholic Education Office
20 Archbishop May Dr.
Saint Louis, MO  63119
314-792-7307 or 314-792-7308



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