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Immaculate Conception Cathedral School is searching for a Principal for the 2021-2022 school year to commence July 1, 2021.  Candidates must be Catholics in full communion with the Church.  Salary is based upon experience. Submission deadline is March 19.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and Administration/Educational Leadership Certification
  • At least five years of administrative experience
  • Catholic school administrative experience preferred
  • Excellent spiritual, educational, managerial and communication skills

Interested, qualified candidates are to submit a letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy and 3 references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to: Kimberlee Gazzolo, Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools, 1112 Bilbo St. Lake Charles, LA 70601.

For over 130 years, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School (ICCS), located at 1536 Ryan Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana, has stayed true to its mission of strengthening spirits, minds, and bodies through the teachings of Jesus Christ.  ICCS serves nearly 400 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade and employs 42 faculty members and support staff employees.  The school is directly affiliated with Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish and the Diocese of Lake Charles.  ICCS students excel academically and spiritually due to a vast variety of offerings, including a challenging curriculum, strong faith formation, spiritually infused activities, advanced technology, and creative enrichment offerings. Please visit the school website at

The Diocese of Lake Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees by reason of race, age, sex, handicap or national origin.

To contact the Diocese of Lake Charles, please call 337-888-6026 during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

To contact Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, please call 337-439-7436, during regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For daily updates on distribution of supplies, text HURRICANE to 84576.

To contact the Office of Catholic Schools, please call 337-400-5237, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Every year, the Diocese of Lake Charles reviews and analyzes the property liability insurance for every school, parish, building and department within its five-parish territory.  All structures and entities are combined for insurance coverage for economies of scale, bigger discounts and spreading of risk.