Principal Search

November 18, 2019

Dear Parents and Members of the St. Ambrose School Community,

I am happy to share the good news that Mr. George Elliott has accepted my offer to complete the current school year as Interim Principal. We are grateful for his commitment to Saint Ambrose School.

Diocesan Policy requires us to conduct a search to identify a principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Therefore, I have established a search committee to facilitate this process. The committee has convened and is ready to begin the process with the goal of moving forward a recommendation to me by January 31, 2020.

The Search Committee is as follows : Mrs. Therese Ryan (Chairperson, Parish Youth Minister, and parent of a 2011 Alumni), Mrs. Carla Yaglou (Parish Business Manger and parent of a 2015 Alumni), Mr. Robert Mead (member of the Parish Council), Mrs. Alexis Greshock (School Faculty / 7th Grade Teacher), Mr. Philip Coady (President of the School PTO, parent of four school students, and parent of a 2019 alumni), Mrs. Katheryn Krueger (parent of four school students and teacher at Georgetown Visitation High School), and Sister Karl Ann Homberg S.S.J, M.Ed. (Assistant Superintendent for Catholic Leadership in the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools). I am very grateful for their service.

I thank you for your response to the School Survey conducted earlier this fall. The search committee and I are using the information gathered from the survey as we seek the candidate who will best meet the current needs of our school and provide strong leadership in the future.

As the process moves forward, I will have the search committee provide updates to me that I hope to share with you. I ask your prayers for the success of this process to ensure a quality Catholic education program for our students for years to come.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Reverend Andrew J. Fisher


Principal Search Ad

A dynamic, Christ-centered leader is needed to serve as principal of Saint Ambrose School in Annandale, VA ( Designated a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2010 and accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association, Saint Ambrose is a vibrant parish-school with room to grow with its approximate enrollment of 170 in grades ranging from preschool through eighth.The next principal of Saint Ambrose will build upon the firm foundation of faith formation and academic achievement set by his or her predecessors. The new principal must be a practicing Catholic, lead by personal witness to the Catholic faith, and exhibit passion and compassion in articulating the mission of Saint Ambrose to students, parents, faculty, and community.

Skills in using technology as a communication and educational tool, the willingness and background to work in advancement and development, and consistent support of parish and school events are important attributes expected in the new principal. Applicants must hold at least a master’s degree in educational administration, a related field, or equivalent knowledge with a minimum of five years teaching experience in Catholic schools. Candidates with previous experience as a school principal preferred.

This position is available for the 2020-2021 school year. Salary will be competitive and negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience. To apply, please complete the application process outlined on the Office of Catholic School’s website, and send a completed application back by Tuesday, December 31, 2019, to the following address:

Personnel Department

Diocese of Arlington, Office of Catholic Schools

200 North Glebe Road, Suite 503

Arlington, VA 22203

St. Ambrose Catholic School

3827 Woodburn Road, Annandale, VA 22003

Phone: 703-698-7171

Fax: 703-698-7170

St. Ambrose School admits students of any race, color, and national origin.

"Christ is everything to us" – St. Ambrose