Elementary Principal – Mary, Queen of Heaven

Mary, Queen of Heaven School in Erlanger, KY is conducting a search for a Principal for the 2018-2019 school year. Mary, Queen of Heaven School embraces the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and partners with parents to provide a Catholic education in which children achieve academic excellence and live their faith through prayer and service. We currently serve 170 students in traditionally graded K-8 school. Students enjoy strong support from the parish community and a high degree of parental involvement. A curriculum enriched with specialized teachers in intervention, art, music, physical education, Spanish, computer, and library science adds all the advantages of a large school while still maintaining a small school charisma. We are in search of an energetic, faith-filled professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills who will join us in our mission to provide the highest quality of Catholic education for our students. A candidate for principal must be a practicing Roman Catholic committed to the values of Catholic education, and able to obtain Kentucky certification upon beginning. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume or C-V, and the names of at least five references with email contacts to Stephen Koplyay, SPHR, at skoplyay@covdio.org or fax to 859.392.1589.

Preschool Teaching Assistant – St. Joseph, Camp Springs

We are looking for someone who would like to be a part of a great team of teachers and volunteers, while taking care of the daily activities of the children in our facility. You must be able to follow all of the licensing guidelines and implement them within our Program’s standards. You must be able to interact and teach the children while helping them walk through the process to create a balance between home and school. You need to have the ability to be able to lead and direct processes such as games, musical activities, and storytelling, and to make sure that a happy and safe learning environment is maintained. Contact Marily Roetting, Director/Teacher at Mroetting@saint-Joseph-school.org

Children’s Choir Accompanist – St. Joseph School/Parish, Cold Spring

St. Joseph School/Parish is seeking a Children’s Choir Accompanist.  The primary role of the accompanist/assistant is to play the piano at choir practices and events.  The accompanist should be present at all practices and all masses/events that involve the Children’s Choir. The Children’s Choir sings at the first Saturday 5:00 Mass of each month during the school year (October through May), in addition to Christmas Eve, Easter Morning, sacramental Masses, May Crowning, Christmas Collage Concert, and Graduation.

The accompanist would be required to be present at weekly practices.  These practices are on Fridays from 3:40-5:00.  The accompanist would need to remain onsite with the choir director until all the students have been picked up.  Additional job requirements are as follows: Virtus certified and compliant, work well with children, have knowledge of or experience with choral music, be familiar with the format of Catholic Masses, must be a competent pianist and be able to sight read difficult pieces of music, must be able to sing the alto or soprano vocal part while playing the accompaniment.

Interested candidates should contact Principal Sue Greis at 859-441-2025 or submit a resume to sgreis@stjoeschool.net.

Two schools celebrate 2017 Blue Ribbon designation

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced Sept. 28 that 342 schools across the country, including two in the Diocese of Covington, have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017.

The two diocesan schools are St. Joseph School, Crescent Springs, and Villa Madonna Academy (elementary) in Villa Hills.

“Congratulations” to the two school communities “on achieving the highest national recognition bestowed on a school,” said Michael Clines, superintendent for Catholic schools.

This is the second time that both local schools have received Blue Ribbons – St. Joseph School in 2006 and Villa Madonna Elementary in 2007. They are two of the 15 Blue Ribbon Schools in the Diocese of Covington.