Principal, Sisters Academy of Baltimore

Sisters Academy of Baltimore is seeking a principal to begin in July 2018. We seek a person with vision, creativity, initiative, and experience. We seek a principal who will motivate students and parents with energy and enthusiasm.

Sisters Academy of Baltimore, a Catholic community-centered middle school, educates girls of different races, ethnic groups, and religions, from families of limited economic means, particularly those in southwest Baltimore. The Academy empowers its students to become agents of transformation in their families, communities, and society. Our vision is that graduates will be well-educated, self-assured, spiritual, and committed young women who are so needed in our community, our nation, and our world.

Sisters Academy of Baltimore is the only school of its kind in the Baltimore area: an independent, faith-based, tuition-free middle school for girls from families of limited economic means. Sisters Academy is sponsored together by the Sisters of Mercy, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of Bon Secours, and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Sisters Academy is a member of the NativityMiguel Coalition of Schools. Sisters Academy is a member of the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) and is accredited through AIMS.

Major Responsibilities

The principal is the educational leader of the school and receives the appointment from and reports directly to the president. The principal fosters a religious spirit in the school in accordance with the mission of the school. The principal is responsible for all programs, services, and issues directly affecting the student. Reporting to the principal are the teachers, the school secretary, and other instructional personnel.

The principal is responsible for the recruitment, orientation, and development of the instructional staff; the development and evaluation of the curriculum, calendar, and schedule; the implementation of the admissions process; the acceptance and advancement of students; development and implementation of the academic budget; communication with parents on all school-related matters.


Desirable candidates will possess at least the following qualifications:

  • Ability to embody and promote the mission of the school
  • Hold a master’s degree in education or a related field
  • Have at least three years of successful administration, preferably as principal, in a middle school
  • Have at least five years of successful teaching experience in an urban middle school

In addition, desirable candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to relate to students, parents, colleagues and the community; effective written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational and administrative skills with attention to detail.

Application Process

Review of applications begins as they are received. A complete job description is available upon request. Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following materials to Sister Delia Dowling, SSND:

  • A cover letter presenting interest in and qualifications for the position,
  • A current resume,
  • A personal statement of educational philosophy,
  • The names and contact information of three references.

Submit application materials electronically by April 3, 2018 to:

Sister Delia Dowling, SSND
Sisters Academy of Baltimore
Phone: 410-242-1212

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For more information about the school, visit our website at For more information about the position, contact Sister Delia Dowling at 410-242-1212 or