ICCS readies for new principal

By 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.