New Catholic School Leaders Announced

On behalf of the Office of Catholic Schools, it is our pleasure to announce our new Principals and Presidents for the 2012-2013 academic year. We welcome, as of July 1st:

 Mr. Scott Brogan, new Principal of Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando. Mr. Brogan has served Bishop Moore as Assistant Principal and Admissions Director for many years prior to being promoted to Principal. Mr. Brogan can be reached via email at brogans@bishopmoore.org. Mr. Thomas Doyle, prior Principal, has been named Co-President of Bishop Moore Catholic High School for the 2012-2013 academic year. He can be reached at doylet@bishopmoore.org.

Dr. Michael Coury, new President of Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach. Dr. Coury comes to the Diocese of Orlando from the Diocese of Palm Beach where he served as President of Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton. Previous experience includes being Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio as well as gaining Superintendent experience in New York and Iowa. Dr. Coury’s email contact information is mcoury@fatherlopez.org.

Mrs. Mary Ann Irwin, new Principal of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in Indialantic. Mrs. Irwin recently relocated to Florida from Warsaw, Indiana, and comes with a wealth of instructional and administrative experience. She has been a teacher, Principal, Curriculum Director, District Level Administrator, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. Mrs. Irwin may be contacted via email at mirwin@hnj.org

Mr. David L. McKenzie, new President of Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala. Mr. McKenzie recently relocated to Ocala from Delaware where he was Principal/President of Saint Vincent Pallotti Preparatory High School. Mr. McKenzie has experience as an educator, administrator, mentor, facilitator, presenter and community builder. Mr. McKenzie’s contact information via email is dmckenzie@tchs.us.

Mrs. Betty Powers, new Principal of the Basilica School of St. Paul in Daytona Beach. Mrs. Powers has lived and worked as an educator in the Volusia County area for many years and is a parishioner of the Basilica of St. Paul. Mrs. Powers had been Principal of Turie T. Small Elementary School for seventeen years at the time of her retirement from Volusia County Public Schools. Mrs. Powers can be reached at bpowers@stpaulpanthers.org.

Mrs. Donnamarie Witherspoon, new Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Melbourne. Mrs. Witherspoon is a recent graduate of Barry University where she received her Educational Leadership degree. Mrs. Witherspoon has worked in the Diocese of Orlando for many years as Technology Specialist at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Orlando. Mrs. Witherspoon can be contacted via email at witherspoond@ollmelbourne.org.