ECSS is now accepting applications for the following positions:

Full-time Librarian (K – 8)
Full-time Teacher of Technology (K – 8)
2 Full-time Resource Teachers (K – 8)
Full-time Preschool Teacher
Full-time Middle School Position in English/Language Arts (6 – 8)
2 Part-time Librarians (K – 8)
2 Part-time Art Teachers (K – 8)
Part-time Teacher of Technology (K – 8)

Preference is given to practicing Catholics. 

Required Documents:

  1. Erie Catholic School System Teacher Application Form

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  1. Resume with working email
  2. Current Pastor Recommendation Form

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  1. Pennsylvania teaching certificate (matching the position for which you are applying)
  2. Official copy of college or university transcripts
  3. A current printout listing your Continuing Education Status as reported to PDE. 

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  1. Copies of all necessary clearances:
  1. Professional References - 2 (please do not send parent, student or family letters)

All applications are to be sent to:
Erie Catholic School System
c/o Damon Finazzo
1531 E. Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16510

John Schroeck named technology director for ECSS

John Schroeck has been named the director of technology for the Erie Catholic School System (ECSS). He will oversee the implementation and use of technology throughout the system’s six elementary schools.

An Erie native, Schroeck is a graduate of St. George School, Cathedral Prep and Gannon University. He went on to teach technology for over 25 years at his alma mater, St. George School, where he also served as the technology coordinator. In addition to his tenure at St. George, Schroeck has been a technology consultant for the diocese since 2004.

As a consultant, he was instrumental in the long-term planning and development of technology for ECSS. Previously, he served as chairperson of the Diocesan Technology Curriculum Committee. Since 2002 Schroeck has also served as a professional development presenter for the Northwest Pennsylvania Tri-County Intermediate Unit where he provides teacher training for integrating technology into classroom curriculum.

ECSS extends offers to teachers; Strong enrollment boosts total number of teaching positions

Press release

Employment opportunities

All applications are to be sent to:
Erie Catholic School System
c/o Damon Finazzo
429 E. Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16504

Cafeteria Supervisor
School Custodian
Teacher's Aide
Job application

Tuition costs for 2017-18

A letter from ECSS president
Blessed Sacrament Returning Student Tuition Information Sheet
Our Lady of Peace Returning Student Tuition Information Sheet
St. George School Returning Student Tuition Information Sheet
St. James School Returning Student Tuition Information Sheet
St. Jude School Returning Student Tuition Information Sheet
St. Luke School Returning Student Tuition Information Sheet
Erie Catholic School System New Student Tuition Information Sheet

Application Directions with Cover Form
K-8 Student Application Form


New questions and answers have been added to our FAQ list 4-5-2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

2017-2018 ECSS Calendar

2017-2018 Calendar for the Erie Catholic School System

ECSS hires business manager

Heidi E. Sheehan, CPA, has been hired as the business manager for the new Erie Catholic School System. She will oversee the business operations of the Erie Catholic School System and develop business plans and strategies to support the system’s mission of Catholic education in concert with the president and the board of directors.

The director of finance for Villa Maria Elementary School in Erie, she has a diverse background in accounting and financial management. She will assume her new duties as business manager, effective March 27, while remaining in her current position at Villa Maria Elementary until the school closes in June.

Sheehan was director of finance at Wire Weld Inc., in North East, from 2009-14. She was business manager for the Montessori Regional Charter School in Erie and was an educator in the Adult Learning Center for the Erie School District. She began her career as an accountant for Coopers and Lybrand of Philadelphia. For nearly a decade, she worked as a controller at Ditch Witch in Illinois, and at Finish Thompson, Inc. in Erie. Sheehan earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University in State College, Pa.

ECSS updates

Click the link below every other week for the latest about the Erie Catholic School System.

Updates (posted 3/14/2017)

Principals named for Erie Catholic School System

The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Erie is pleased to announce the names of the principals who will lead each school as it launches the new Erie Catholic School System this summer. They are: Violet Kill at St. Jude School; Lisa Norton at St. James School; Lisa Panighetti at Our Lady of Peace School; Allison Reynolds at St. George School; Julia Strzalka at St. Luke School; and Jane Wagner at Blessed Sacrament School. 

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ECSS names new president and board members

“We are very pleased with the people who have accepted these positions and are confident they will provide the kind of innovative leadership we are seeking,” said Father Nicholas Rouch, vicar for Education.

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Diocese unveils Building in Truth and Love, final plan for Catholic schools

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