- Mr. Cordeiro's Letter to Community
Dear Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School Community,
About six years ago, I sat in a small chapel at Bishop Hendricken High School and prayed that God would open my eyes and heart as I felt so torn and afraid to leave a community I love to go out towards an unknown future. God called me to be with you these last five years and I can only imagine that if He didn't give me the courage to move forward and you the willingness to accept me, we would have never achieved what we have together for your children through the grace of God. The truly inspiring spirit of Catholic Education is that those who come to serve the Lord are "called" to this work. God always seems to know how to put the right gifts in the right place at the right time, but the hard part is responding to His call.
God placed the gift of this community in my life for these last five years. I hope in turn my gifts and skills have served you well despite any of my own flaws and failures. Together, we have shaped our community with organization, curriculum, shared leadership, a roadmap for continued success, financial stability and a glowing reputation that will serve the students well into the future. I am so proud of our school community - the dedication and sacrifice of our pastor, faculty and staff, the support and passion of our parents and the joy and hope of our students. I have great hope for the future of this school as a shining light for Catholic education in the Diocese of Providence. My confidence is so strong in the Pastor, School Leadership Team, Faculty, Parent Organization and the professionals who comprise our advisory board that all the gifts are in place to not only maintain the spirit and results of our education, but to advance and grow this community with new and exciting leadership, experiences and opportunities.
Over the last several months, I was faced with discerning on how best to serve the church and Catholic education. My heart was overwhelmed with the prospect of leaving children, families and professionals whom I truly love at Immaculate Conception. The Sisters of the Faithful Companions of Jesus, who administer and own St. Philomena School, have invited me to serve as Principal. While I had not been seeking a new position, I feel called to accept the personal and professional opportunities that this appointment presents. Enlivened by their Jesuit and Ignation spirituality and called to share in advancing the charism of the St. Philomena School, I still struggled and prayed very hard to discern how and where God was calling me to serve. I leave at the end of this school year and carry the wisdom, love and spirit of all of you with me. I cannot be more grateful for the support, friendship and kindness you have shared with me. You have all taught me so much and I am a better man for it. I can only thank God that he brought us together and I know He will send us a new principal whose gifts will advance and serve the great people of this community.
There is still much work to be done and I will work tirelessly over the next few months to serve this school community. While I have much gratitude to make specific, I will save that for latter and focus now on all the wonderful and important work we still have to do in the last few months of school. I look forward to working with and supporting a new principal and to transition seamlessly so as to support our children and continue our success.
While I step down as your principal, I sincerely look forward to becoming a friend to you and your family. Let us pray for each other and for Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School. Let's pray for the new Principal who will be called to serve this school. Most importantly, let us pray for our children whose gifts, nurtured at our school, will one day be called upon to serve the world in extraordinary and inspirational ways. May we all have the courage to trust that the Blessed Mother, Patroness of our school, will continue to point us toward the Lord and his outstanding plan for the continued success of this school.
With deep appreciation and affection,
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- Principal Job Announcement
Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School, a co-educational Pre-K - 8th grade school at 235 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston, RI, seeks a principal to begin on July 1st, 2015. This joy-filled community seeks a dynamic, loving, and faith-filled chief administrator to work collaboratively with a supportive Pastor, strong School Leadership Team and a talented faculty to inspire children to form "character through faith." Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and currently has over 360 students enrolled.
The eligible candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church, hold a minimum of a master's degree in education or a related field and have completed successfully at least five years of teaching or administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school. He or she must be able to promote and develop an active spiritual community for the students, faculty, staff and families; provide leadership with curriculum and instruction; exercise sound administrative and financial management, and demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School is committed to advancing education for all learners by providing excellent opportunities for children to grow and learn in a safe, nurturing and inspiring community. The school community values 21st century learning initiatives that incorporate technology and challenge students to be critical and life-long learners. There is an expectation of high academic standards that provide students with the tools and knowledge to excel in meeting the challenges and opportunities of their futures. The school places a strong emphasis on creative education through the Arts- both Performing and Visual. The ideal principal will value, support and inspire families and a faculty who are committed to working as partners in raising children of faith. He/she will joyfully lead children by personal example as a witness to the power of the Gospel. The successful candidate will be expected to uphold, embrace and advance the mission of the school.
Information about the school is available at:
Download principal candidate forms at:
Send completed candidate forms by April 18th to:
Immaculate Conception Principal Search Committee
Attn: Rev. Ronald E. Brassard
Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School
235 Garden Hills Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
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