Description of Job Opening for Principal

St. Agnes School is a Catholic school seeking a principal to lead 307 students, PreK-8th grade, in a faith-filled environment, and to maintain a strong Catholic identity, academic excellence and a faith-filled community of service. 

St. Agnes School is located in Springfield, Illinois, the “Land of Lincoln” and the capital of the State of Illinois.  Springfield has a population of almost 117,000 people.  St. Agnes is located on the northwest side of Springfield, in close proximity to the Catholic High School, Sacred Heart-Griffin.  

Address: 251 North Amos Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62702
Phone:  217-793-1370  FAX:  217-793-1238
Web Site:
School logo: “Catch Our Spirit”

St. Agnes School welcomes students from Springfield and the surrounding outlying areas of Athens, Chatham, New Berlin, Petersburg, Pleasant Plains, Riverton, Rochester, Sherman, Williamsville and Thayer.

The School is accredited by the State of Illinois, the National Education Association and the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois. A re-accreditation visit is scheduled for March 27th, 2018.

Faculty:  27 lay teachers, 1 Springfield Dominican Sister who teaches, 6 classrooms aides, including one Dominican Sister, 2 full time secretaries.

St. Agnes School has a commitment to academic excellence that is rooted in the faith-based mission of Catholic education. Students are provided with an academic curriculum that integrates faith and knowledge.  The hallmarks of St. Agnes School’s Catholic education include: creativity, critical and analytical thinking, real-world application, academic rigor and an authentic encounter with Jesus.  Learning standards are infused with the faith principles, values and social justice themes.  A focus on the arts is an important part of St. Agnes school’s curriculum.

St. Agnes School is a Peacebuilder® Site. The PeaceBuilder® Program builds a positive environment by teaching students to focus on the gifts of one another and to live out the six principles of the program in their actions and in their speech. 

The principal of St. Agnes must be a practicing Catholic, hold a masters degree in Administration and Supervision or be working toward it.  Teaching experience is required and, preferably, prior Administrative experience. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references by e-mail to or by mail to: Fr. Robert Jallas, 245 North Amos Ave., Springfield, IL 62702 by March 15, 2018.