School Principal – École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier (Kingston)

Our client, Conseil des École Catholiques du centre-est (CECCE), has an immediate opening for a French School Principal. The Conseil des Écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est is a recognized leader for transforming the learning experience, excellence and kindness of its Catholic schools and its synergy with the community. The CECCE, with more than 23,500 students in 43 elementary and 12 secondary schools, as well as its school for adults, the CECCE is the largest Canadian network of French-language schools outside Quebec. CCECE students perform best in the country and 96% of them graduate.

Reporting to the Superintendent, the successful candidate will assume all of the functions expected of a school principal in supporting overall operations of the school.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide leadership to transform the learning experience, in accordance with Catholic and Francophonie values;

An understanding of the Board’s strategic vision, the leadership role in educational change, and the internal and external environment to transform the learning experience and effect educational change, including, but not limited to, staff development and growth, curriculum implementation and evaluation, and assessment policies and practices;

Strong interpersonal skills in working with students, teachers, and parents;

Effective administrative and management skills to run the day-to-day operations of the school.


Principal’s Qualification Program, Parts 1&2, OPC;

Master’s Degree in Education or related field;

Two years experience in educational leadership or managerial position;

Thorough knowledge of 21st century teaching and learning strategies;

Educational leadership experience;

Demonstrated student recruitment and retention experience;

Superior administrative and organizational skills;

Interpersonal relationships;

Excellent written and oral communication skills (French and English).


Ontario School Principal’s Certificate Parts 1 and 2 completed at time of application;

Letter of application and detailed resume highlighting leadership competencies and suitability for the position of principal and three current references;

Demonstration of successful educational leadership experience;

Excellent teaching and instructional leadership experience at the secondary level.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their résumé to:

Brenda Palmer

Palmer & Associates
Venture Business Centre
556 O'Connor Drive
Kingston, ON K7P 1N3