Leadership is important to any successful organization. I am certainly blessed with the wonderful people that form the leadership group at Holy Trinity. Our school operates on the President-Principal model but there is much more to leadership at Holy Trinity. The Brothers of Holy Cross maintain their strong connection to the school through forming a group, called The Members, that reviews the school each year to make sure that it remains strong financially and continues to instill the charism of the Brothers in our students. The Board of Trustees is charged with the day-to-day responsibilities of school oversight and hires the President. The President hires all other department leaders including the Principal, Dean of Students, Business Manager, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Director of Maintenance. I am privileged to work with true professionals in each of these positions, and our Board of Trustees is an incredibly dedicated and generous group.
A great school like Holy Trinity has a president and principal that work together closely – who challenge one another, who share a passion for students, learning and the mission of the school. They work hand in hand and form a bond that is supportive and collaborative. I have been truly blessed over the past four years to work with Holy Trinity’s Principal Anne C. Rog. She has been tremendously supportive of me and has always had the best interests of the students in mind. Through her efforts, the school has grown tremendously, and we have a strong foundation for years to come. As you know, Ms. Rog has decided to pursue other interests at the conclusion of this year. She will be missed by all.
Now we must look forward and seek a new principal that can lead us to new heights with our curriculum and faculty development. We have formed a Search Committee led by our incoming Board Chair, Ms. Laura Clark, and we have retained the firm of Carney, Sandoe & Associates to assist us. We can use your help! If you have a few minutes, please take our survey located at:
As always, our commitment is to provide our students with the best education possible. I have no doubt that we will find the right person to be the next academic leader of Holy Trinity that will lead us to even greater heights!
on Monday February 24
One of the many fun activities to be part of at Holy Trinity is the Entrance Exam day. All the Catholic high schools went through this experience about a month ago. Many things come together that day: students have to pick the school to be their number-one choice, wake up early on a Saturday morning and go to that school for a three-hour test; parents are suddenly walking into a foreign building and getting their first taste of high school; school recruiters are nervous with anticipation of who is actually going to come for the test after months of school presentations, phone conversations, emails and texts. I enjoy seeing the “new Tigers” at this early stage and having the opportunity to visit with new parents about all that our school has to offer. It is a picture that I try to keep for four years until I see those same students accept their diploma on graduation day and head off to college as much different people. It also makes me cherish the hugs I give and receive with parents on graduation day, celebrating the fact that we have successfully made the high school trip together!
However, I was not prepared for one of my experiences this time! As I stood greeting parents that morning, up came a graduate of 1994, a basketball player that I had the privilege to coach in my first year at Holy Trinity and he was there bringing HIS DAUGHTER for the Entrance Exam. We immediately embraced after not seeing each other for the past twenty years. We were thrilled to see each other, and I was moved that he would bring his oldest child to Holy Trinity! After years away from Holy Trinity, this parent had no hesitancy to walk in, greet people and know that Holy Trinity was the place for his daughter. It was a special place that he called home when he was a student here, and he knew it would be the same way today. We, of course, carried on for awhile, joking and laughing about his time at Holy Trinity and all the great experiences he had – we couldn’t help ourselves. It provided for me the largest smile that I had on the entire day.
Later, I began to think about that experience. It reminded me of the many links of Holy Cross: how the many wonderful and dedicated teachers of the past, had influenced this graduate so much, that when the time came, he came home again. So even for those teachers and staff that are no longer at Holy Trinity, they still continue to assist Holy Trinity in our mission, because their dedication and skills, inside and out of the classroom, have set the foundation for good and successful lives! People remember that influence and want their children to have the same opportunity.
We had a total of nine legacy students (children or siblings of alumni) take the Entrance Exam with us last month, and we are so excited to welcome this new batch of Tigers into the HT family!
on Tuesday February 11 at 01:35PM
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