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Holy Spirit Preparatory School is a Catholic, independent preschool–12 school in north Atlanta. Our Christ-centered environment prioritizes educating the whole child to be successful not only in future studies, but also in his or her unique vocation.

Employment Opportunities

K-12 School Counselor/Student Success

Holy Spirit Preparatory School seeks a K-12 School Counselor/Student Success, an exempt ten-month position, responsible for fostering a positive Holy Spirit Preparatory experience for every student.
Responsibilities include the following:

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of counseling and an awareness of current trends in school counseling.
  • To work specifically with students with identified learning and/or emotional needs, support teachers in their efforts to provide personalized learning for these students, and deliver instruction in accordance with the school’s mission and specific curricular objectives established by the administration.
  • To yearly establish and monitor modifications based on updated psychological reports and publish/distribute these modifications to the necessary faculty and administration.
  • Communicate with parents and students who are experiencing academic or behavioral concerns and serve as support to the families and the school to identify possible causes for such difficulties.
  • Work in conjunction with the members of the Student Success Team to create goals and action plans to help students develop desirable academic behaviors.
  • Assess student needs and make referrals to appropriate school resource personnel, social agencies, community agencies, and alternative programs.
  • Intervene during crisis situations and participate on school crisis team.
  • To participate productively as a member of the faculty, including attendance at faculty meetings and retreats, chaperoning and/or advising student events/activities, and professional development. 

Qualified candidates will be practicing Catholics in full communion with the Church and have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counseling or School Psychology, a minimum of five years of experience in the field, and preferably be licensed in the state of Georgia and/or have a School Counselor Georgia Certification.

Assistant Head of School and Upper School Principal

General Description
The Assistant Head of School and Upper School Principal at Holy Spirit Preparatory School is responsible for fostering a positive and faith-filled growth experience for every student in the School’s grade 8-12 campus. The role encompasses the day-to-day management, evaluation, and supervision of faculty and staff to ensure effective and clear procedures for the operation of the School, which are consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the School at-large. This includes the Upper School’s instructional and discipline programs, campus ministry, student life (including athletics and extracurricular offerings), program evaluation, and the college counseling department. The Assistant Head of School and Upper School Principal is a 12-month, full-time position, responsible to the Head of School.

The Assistant Head of School and Upper School Principal oversees an experienced and dedicated faculty and staff of approximately 45 members and 300 students.  The role is demanding, yet the opportunity to join the remarkable three-campus leadership team and to contribute to the forward momentum of a school seeking to become the nation’s pre-eminent pre-K–12th grade Catholic school is exciting. The role requires a confident, experienced educational leader who will be visible and engaging with parents and faculty, diplomatic and fair-minded in decision-making, and who loves children and the Catholic faith. The leader must strive to personify the attributes associated with the School’s Portrait of the Teacher.

The Assistant Head of School and Upper School Principal role requires a student-focused educator with administrative experience in secondary education.  Working as a positive, productive member of Holy Spirit Prep’s senior leadership team, as well as passionately leading the Upper School faculty, are critical components of the position. In addition to being a skillful leader and a strategic thinker, a successful candidate will possess the following background and competencies:

  • Practicing Catholic in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church
  • Graduate degree, preferably in educational leadership
  • Minimum of five years of experience in school administration, preferably in a Catholic school
  • Previous middle and/or high school teaching experience
  • Prior experience in curricular programming for an innovative teaching and learning environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills in speaking to and listening to students, teachers, and parents
  • Ability to build strong relationships with school families through regular attendance at school events
  • Ability to work closely with faculty and staff to support and facilitate their commitment to educating students, while delegating appropriately and ensuring accountability
  • Strong writing skills in order to communicate in an effective and compelling way and by conveying decision rationale to broader school strategy and mission
  • Ability to present educational information effectively
  • Ability to attend to detail
  • Knowledge of innovative uses of technology and serving as a role model for faculty in this area
  • Willingness to work closely and productively with the Head of School and the administrative team, building a true partnership for the School

To apply, send a cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and résumé to Marylu Valek at

9th-12th Physics Faculty


  • Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction within the appropriate content area and/or grade level
  • Highly developed presentation skills
  • Effective organizational skills including but not limited to lesson planning, implementing units of study, differentiating instruction, designing and implementing assessments
  • Ability to monitor student progress and report information in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage, delegate, and monitor tasks
  • Ability to mentor and coach students
  • Highly developed collaborative leadership skills and the ability to work well with colleagues 
  • Ability to prioritize and to expend allotted resources in alignment with stated academic priorities


  • Exercise good classroom management with the use of fair and consistent standards 
  • Know and use a wide range of assessment strategies consistent with course content and objectives
  • Demonstrating thorough knowledge of teaching practices and a commitment to differentiated instruction within a caring, Catholic school environment to meet the diverse needs of HSP students
  • Provide a safe learning environment in which students can take intellectual risks
  • Use learning resources and technology to enhance lessons where appropriate
  • Provide reports on student progress and maintain open communication with families and administration by communicating in a clear and supportive manner
  • Staying abreast of current educational research and best practices by pursuing continual professional growth

Qualified candidates will be practicing Catholics in full communion with the Church and have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (preferably a Master’s) in Physics or a related content area.


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Current Opportunities

  • K-12 School Counselor
  • Assistant Head of School and Upper School Principal
  • 9th-12th Physics Faculty