Bruce Sawyer

Dear CCHS Families, 

As is always the case, we look forward to the 2019-2020 school year with excitement and zeal. Summer School has come to a successful close. The master schedule is ready to go; the Junior parking lot has been resurfaced; fall athletes are conditioning for the coming competitions; work is being done on the school’s technological infrastructure, and new staff have been hired.
Dear CCHS Families,

As is always the case, we look forward to the 2019-2020 school year with excitement and zeal. Summer School has come to a successful close. The master schedule is ready to go; the Junior parking lot has been resurfaced; fall athletes are conditioning for the coming competitions; work is being done on the school’s technological infrastructure, and new staff have been hired.

As most of you already know, Kellie O’Connor will officially join our team as Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction on July 1st.   She has already been on the job assisting me in laying the foundation for our culture of learning and planning the faculty/staff professional development schedule. 

Also transitioning into full-time administrator positions are Kieran Driver and Billy Hylla. Mr. Driver will be taking on the newly created role of Dean of Formation, which combines the dean and the campus minister positions. This will give us the ability to truly apply Catholic values to student discipline. Mr. Hylla is now the full-time Athletic Director for CCHS, which will give him more time to focus on all things athletic.

We welcome five new teachers to CCHS. Deborah Duncan, our new resource specialist comes to us with many years of teaching experience and a M.A. and CA Credential in Special Education. Jared Kaminski, who will teach physics and earth science is a Notre Dame graduate who is currently enrolled in the ACE Teaching Fellow Program.  Brent Nelson, who will teach chemistry and math has three years experience teaching high school math and science and holds a M.A. in Science Education.  Joshua McCusker, who will teach theology comes to us with experience as a Director of Youth Ministry and holds a B.A. in Theology. Russ Antacoli, who spent the past year as Instructional Coach, will teach geography. These fine additions to the faculty will help us provide a challenging and rigorous academic program for our students.

It is our plan to have an improved infrastructure for educational technology in place when school resumes in August. Steven Netniss, founder of Netniss Consulting Group is working this summer to create a network platform that will increase the efficiency and usability of the system. We are in the process of hiring a full-time on-site technician to help with day-to-day classroom technology needs.

Finally, this summer I will be heading back to South Bend, Indiana to attend the second summer institute of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. During the 2019-2020 school year I will be taking the final year of courses to complete the program so I can graduate in the summer of 2020. I have grown throughout this program, and will continue to do so. I hope it will help me to be a better leader, and give me the tools necessary to create a culture of learning at Central Catholic High School.

God bless you,
Bruce
 
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