Mission Statement:

Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.

The following position is open for the 2017-2018 school year.


Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion is seeking a leader rooted in the Catholic faith and charism of the Sisters of Mercy.

Mercy High School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1945 to provide a Catholic education based on holistic learning and academic excellence.  Mercy High School nurtures a supportive faith community and prepares young women from throughout the metropolitan Detroit area for their critical roles in contemporary society.  Our 742 students engage in rigorous college preparatory courses while simultaneously pursuing extracurricular interests in the performing arts, athletics, the sciences and community affairs. Enriched by students from diverse backgrounds, Mercy fosters spiritual, intellectual, moral physical and cultural development in a Catholic environment.

Mercy is recognized nationally as an Exemplary Private High School by the United States Department of Education and has been accredited by AdvancED.  Mercy is also acknowledged as a 2015-2017 Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership and educational excellence.

The position is effective July 1, 2017.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A practicing Catholic devoted to the educational mission of Mercy High School and the charism and values of the Sisters of Mercy
  • Commitment to ensuring the Catholic identity of the school and maintaining its brand of college preparatory excellence, while being able to articulate this mission to the wider community
  • Administrative and/or leadership experience required
  • Master’s Degree in Education Administration preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in a high school setting preferred
  • Experience and ability to provide instructional leadership of a Catholic school
  • Ability to promote an environment which fosters high expectations for students and staff and establish priorities to meet the needs of students and teachers through collaboration with staff and parents
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, familiarity with public relations, communications and governance operations are valuable assets
  • Ability to evaluate performance and effectiveness of programs and staff
  • Ability to participate in preparation of budgets
  • Knowledge of staffing and student scheduling process

The President and Principal model of school administration at Mercy High School is one of both specific and shared responsibilities.  The Principal is accountable to the President and is responsible for the internal operations, including instructional leadership.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of introduction, resume and references electronically to Dr. Cheryl Delaney Kreger, President at mmwojcik@mhsmi.org by March 1, 2017.

Michigan Department of Education Youth Employment

Recent Changes to the Youth Employment Standards Act, P. A. 90 of 1978 "Impacting Minors 16 and 17 Years of Age Work Permits and Training Agreements." Effective October 18, 2011, the Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA) was amended. Previously, the legislation indicated combined school and work week of 48 hours during the period school is in session. This change has implications for 16 and 17 year old minors who are currently in school and working under a work permit or a training agreement between the school and employer.

Click here to be directed to the Child Labor Law Youth Employment in Michigan web page.

Minors under 18 years of age must obtain a work permit or have their school complete a training agreement before starting work. Work permits can be obtained from the school the minor attends or the school district where the minor will be employed. If the minor changes jobs, a new work permit is required for the new employer. A work permit may be revoked for poor academic performance. A work permit is required even if the minor does not attend school.

Work permits are no longer available for bulk purchase from Michigan Center for Career & Technical Education; work permits are available for printing or download from the 'Youth Employment Forms Packet' section below. Note: CA-6 work permits must be printed on pink paper and CA-7 work permits must be printed on yellow paper. To be valid both CA-6 and CA-7 must have the front and back pages of the work permit printed.