August 1, 2022 | Local News

Four Catholic school principals to start this fall

BY WKC STAFF

The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Owensboro recently announced four new principals who will be starting in our diocesan schools this fall. The Western Kentucky Catholic asked them a few questions to introduce them to the diocese and help readers get to know them.

Laura Cecil takes on the role of principal of Mary Carrico Catholic School in Knottsville this fall. FILE PHOTO

Laura Cecil

Principal of Mary Carrico Catholic School in Knottsville

 

What do you most look forward to about your new role?

Working with the families and staff of the St. William and St. Lawrence communities.

 

What is your favorite way to pray?

I love the silence of the morning and using the prayer process from Dynamic Catholic along with a daily devotional to ponder.

 

What are your greatest hopes for the future of Catholic education in our diocese?

That it continues to grow and thrive to develop the faith within our communities.

 

Jennifer O’Reilly takes on the role of principal of St. Romuald Interparochial School in Hardinsburg this fall. FILE PHOTO

Jennifer O’Reilly

Principal of St. Romuald Interparochial School in Hardinsburg

 

What do you most look forward to about your new role?

I am excited to serve the St. Romuald community and lead students as they become disciples of Christ through academic excellence, faith formation and servant leadership.

 

What is your favorite way to pray?

My favorite time and place to pray is while enjoying the beauty of nature.

 

What are your greatest hopes for the future of Catholic education in our diocese?

My greatest hope for Catholic education is that all students will develop as disciples of Christ promoting the message of the Gospel.

 

Todd Johnston takes on the role of principal of St. Paul Catholic School in Grayson County this fall. FILE PHOTO

Todd Johnston

Principal of St. Paul Catholic School in Grayson County

 

What do you most look forward to about your new role?

Working with students within the Catholic religion.

 

What is your favorite way to pray?

Usually in a quiet place where I can be by myself.

 

What are your greatest hopes for the future of Catholic education in our diocese?

That it continues to grow and becomes a large part of our students’ lives.

 

Rhonda Callaway takes on the role of principal of John Paul II School in Morganfield this fall. FILE PHOTO

Rhonda Callaway

Principal of John Paul II School in Morganfield

 

What do you most look forward to about your new role?

I am passionate about student learning and I look forward to being a part of faith integration during their learning.

 

What is your favorite way to pray?

In the moment but always first thing in the morning.

 

What are your greatest hopes for the future of Catholic education in our diocese?

To increase our enrollment and preserve the dignity of a high quality education for our students.


Originally printed in the August 2022 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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