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ICCS readies for new principal

Last Modified: Monday, April 01, 2013 10:57 AM

By Nichole Osinski / American Press

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Principal Dinah Bradford is preparing to pass down her title after 12 years at the school. Michael Miller, the new principal, will take over the post in July.

“I believe that Immaculate Conception Cathedral School is a unique school,” Miller said. “It is a very welcoming and caring community that is passionate about God, their faith, church, school, family and community.”

Miller previously served as principal of Bishop Fenwick High School in Middletown, Ohio. He received dual master’s degrees in secondary education from Wright State University and private school administration from the Institute for Catholic Education Leadership Program at the University of San Francisco.

He has worked in administration for 15 years and in Catholic education for 20 years.

A committee of parents, faculty and parishioners was selected by Monsignor Jace Eskind to find a new principal. Bradford said a former Catholic school principal and the superintendent of Catholic schools also served on the committee. After the committee’s recommendation, Eskind offered Miller the position.

Miller plans to move to the area in June. He will be joined by wife Rebecca and two children, Julia and Luke. Rebecca is the librarian at Incarnation Catholic School in Ohio.

In terms of Catholic education, Miller said some of the challenges he has seen are rising tuition costs, faculty and staff wages, and technology integration. He said there are also concerns about maintaining academic and faith formation standards.

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