Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Location: Huntersville, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Established in 2011 and located on a 100+ acre campus, Christ the King Catholic High School (CTK) provides a rigorous academic, co-educational, college preparatory program in a nurturing environment that celebrates every student for their God-given potential. At CTK, faculty and staff emphasize the learning process to appreciate good questions, if not more than a prescribed answer. The mission of Christ the King Catholic High School is to believe sincerely, think critically, act responsibly, and serve others in the name of Christ the King. The formative educational process aims at preparing students to be effective disciples in the world on the pathway to ultimate salvation.
“Faith and reason,” wrote Saint Pope John Paul II, “are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” Subsequently, Fides et Ratio has become the school’s foundational educational document. Graduates of CTK are marked by these wings and distinguish themselves as masters of the “tools of learning.” CTK forms students in the true, the good and the beautiful so that they can become active disciples in this world and citizens of heaven.
This young school has experienced consistent growth and currently serves nearly 400 coed 9th-12th grade students in a modified block schedule. Students must take seven courses and complete nine service hours each two-semester school year. Over 50 dedicated faculty and staff support CTK students, with over 50% holding advanced degrees. With a student/staff ratio of 8:1, class sizes are small and manageable.
Since 2019, the school has produced three National Merit semifinalists, two National Merit Commended Scholars, five ROTC Scholarship Recipients, two Team State Championships, three Individual State Championships, and 61 Presidential Service Awards, just to name a few. As a testament to CTK's success and broad diocesan, local community, and stakeholder support, the Grounded in Faith, Building our Future Capital Campaign raised over $6.6M (which includes diocesan support) for campus-wide improvements scheduled for completion this school year. The campaign leadership group is responsible for $2.6M in donations. In addition, the school’s advisory board has raised over $1M for projects related to the school’s vision and growth over the recent years. It is noteworthy that the school’s educational footprint has tripled in under six years.
For additional information regarding the school community, please visit the school's website here.
It's an exciting time in CTK's short history. Upon completing this search, the school's leadership structure will transition to the ever-popular President-Principal model. CTK's respected and highly successful Principal, Dr. Carl Semmler, is completing his sixth year and will be appointed school President in July 2023. As such, Christ the King Catholic High School now seeks qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic candidates to serve as their next Principal.
Encountering the living God is at the heart of true and meaningful Catholic education in the Diocese of Charlotte. The Diocesan and school communities seek enthusiastic practicing Catholics in communion with the Church who embrace, model, and champion Catholic education's traditions and values while serving as Christ-centered servant leaders. Diocesan Principals serve as their school's spiritual and educational leaders and are responsible for exercising independent judgment in implementing a broad array of programs and functions. As chief academic officers, all teaching and learning personnel report to the Principal. In fulfilling this role, the Principal is directly responsible to the School President and the Diocesan Superintendent, Dr. Greg Monroe.
As the primary leader of the school’s academic program, the Principal needs to be an experienced educational leader with a deep understanding and appreciation for the challenges high school students—and their families–are facing today. In addition, candidates will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, the prudence to delegate appropriately, and the will to hold the administrative team, faculty, and staff accountable to shared goals and desired outcomes.
The next Principal is expected to bring the energy, charisma, vision, and leadership skills necessary for this school community to deliver its respected Catholic college preparatory education successfully.
Additional information and our application procedures regarding this exciting leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus here:
This is an outstanding opportunity to help shape the educational experience for students, faculty, staff, and families at a premier Catholic college preparatory school in the Diocese of Charlotte.
The search committee is on a fast track to identify and secure its next Principal. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting Catholic school leadership opportunity by immediately contacting our team. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2023.
This search is moving at a swift pace. Connect with us today!
Michael Furey, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our client's missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards, and dioceses, our dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission,
the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school
advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by religious and school communities, our team of dedicated search consultants has identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse independent Catholic school leadership positions from Massachusetts to Hawaii.