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We thank Mr. and Mrs. Hopper for their service to JCHS


Dear John Carroll High School Family,

The Lord has provided many blessings to John Carroll High School and among those blessings has been the leadership provided to the school by Mr. Ben Hopper. His responsibilities at the school over the years have expanded from teacher to Athletic Director, followed by Dean of Students, and the role of Principal in 2005. As you know, Mr. Hopper has determined that it is time to explore a new opportunity as Principal of Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota, Florida. We are all grateful for the outstanding leadership that Mr. Hopper has provided to John Carroll High School and the community during his tenure as Principal. Under his leadership, the academic programs at the school have been expanded along with the integration of iPads and technology. The spiritual life of the school has been enriched through the many programs focusing on living out our Catholic/Christian beliefs. Departures such as these are always a mixed blessing. We are happy for someone to grow professionally, but saddened to lose them in our own community. We certainly pray for Mr. Hopper and his family as they relocate this summer.

As we move forward in planning for the future, we will be initiating a national search for a new Principal in the coming weeks. Fr. Barrett and I, along with a diverse Search Committee from the school community, will interview the qualified candidates that seek to lead the school in furthering its mission. Fr. Barrett and I also look forward to consulting with the School Advisory Council prior to the interviews. I will provide updates to the school community through the regular channels of communication at the school. You can assist the Search Committee by sharing your thoughts on the qualities and characteristics you would appreciate in the incoming Principal. Please use the following link to provide your thoughts, by January 31st.
I look forward to working with the Search Committee to select an exemplary Principal with strong academic and faith leadership skills. This individual will have the opportunity to work with an outstanding faculty and staff, as well as supportive families to further enhance the exceptional programs at John Carroll High School.
Yours in Christ,

Gary Gelo
Superintendent of Schools

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