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

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: For more information about the opening please contact the person that is listed.

Updated 12/13/2017

Little Flower School
1275 Boland Place St. Louis, MO 63117
Little Flower Catholic School is in search of an After School Care Director. The After School Director will be responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for students to engage in many different activities; purchasing snacks; working with parents; billing and working with the After Care Assistants. Work hours are: 3:05-6:00pm, Monday- Friday. Please send cover letter and resume to the Principal, Andrew M. Long:

St. Ambrose School
5110 Wilson Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110
Middle School Math and Science Long Term Substitute Position - We are seeking an innovative and qualified Middle School Math and Science Teacher to fill a long term substitute teaching position at our leading Catholic elementary school in the Hill neighborhood of south St. Louis. The time period for the position will be from the end of March 2018 to May 31, 2018. The position will involve teaching students in 6th through 8th grade. The applicant will be a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and to foster and facilitate the intellectual and social development of the students. You will plan, implement and assess lessons and you will teach children with patience and creativity. Please submit your resume and cover letter by email: Ms. Barbara Zipoli, Principal, For more information, call Ms. Zipoli at 314-772-1437 between 8 am and 3:30 pm Monday to Friday.

St. Gabriel the Archangel School
4711 Tamm Avenue St. Louis, MO 63109
We are seeking a friendly, organized, and motivated individual to serve as a long-term sub and teach art to our Kdg-8th grades while the teacher is on maternity leave. The position will begin around March 19th to May 31st. Each class receives one 45 minute art lesson per week which you will teach. The hours are from 7:25-3:15 M-F. Please send your resume and cover letter to

St. Justin the Martyr School
11914 Eddie & Park Road St. Louis, MO 63126
St. Justin Martyr School is seeking a full-time preschool teacher for our mixed 3-4 year old classroom beginning January 3, 2018. Preschool teaching experience and degree/certification preferred. Interested applicants should send resume and letter of interest to Preschool Director Teresa McIntyre at

Ste. Genevieve du Bois School
1575 N. 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

Nerinx Hall High School
530 E. Lockwood Avenue Webster Groves, MO 63119
Private All Girls Catholic High School Coaching Positions in Varsity Volleyball position open in Fall of 2018. Send Resume: Nancy Milward Nerinx Hall High School 530 E. Lockwood, Avenue Webster Groves, MO 63119 or email resume to: AA/EOE

St. Pius X High School
1030 St. Pius Drive Festus, MO 63028
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND BUSINESS RELATIONS - St. Pius X High School, Festus, MO, announces an opening for the position of Director of Events and Business Relations. Reporting directly to the Director of Advancement, this person will have primary responsibility for planning, organizing, orchestrating, and implementing external community events such as the Legacy Gala, golf tournament, and the President’s Leadership Circle reception. This person will be the catalyst for solicitation, promotion, and administration of the Business Alliance partnership. Future expansion of the Business Alliance is a strategic growth area. The ability to contribute as an integral member of the Advancement Team is essential and includes assistance with open houses, student recruitment, Frosh Fest, and more. This individual will work closely with the principal and faculty moderators on several high-visibility internal events. This part-time, full-year position is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, forward-thinking, and organized individual to take the St. Pius X “brand” to the next level. The Director should be a self-starter capable of cultivating strong community relationships. Please submit resume to: St. Pius X High School, at the above address, Attn: Director of Advancement.

St. Vincent High School
210 S. Waters Perryville, MO 63775
Full-time High School Spanish teacher for semester 2 of this current school year. Two Spanish 1 classes, two Spanish 2 classes, one Spanish 3 classes, and one Spanish 4 classes, and two planning periods. Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Patricia Hensley at

Trinity Catholic High School
1720 Redman Road St. Louis, MO 63138
Trinity Catholic High School is seeking a full time learning consultant for the current school year. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: writing learning profiles, providing testing accommodations, support for faculty with instructional differentiation, facilitating student meetings. Bachelor's degree in special education, mild to moderate certification required, experience preferred. If interested, please send a resume and letter of interest to Kristen Shipp, Principal at

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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