The Diocese of Columbus’ Office of Catholic Schools announced that Thomas Walker has been named principal at Notre Dame High School.
“Mr. Walker has a strong background in education and leadership that spans 36 years,” Dr. Joseph Brettnacher, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, said.
Walker is an alumnus of Notre Dame High School and obtained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio University in Athens.
Prior to accepting the position as principal, he served as the director of operations in the Portsmouth City Schools. Throughout his career in school systems, Walker has also served in many other capacities including teacher, coach, vice principal, dean of discipline and principal.
A long-time Portsmouth resident, he and his wife have two grown children and are active members of Holy Redeemer Parish.
“His wealth of experience, along with his support and advocacy for Catholic education, makes him a strong asset in promoting our mission to provide a Catholic environment with resources to develop within each student spirituality, stewardship, leadership, and scholarship. We are very pleased to welcome him to the Notre Dame family,” Brettnacher said.
Walker will begin his career as Notre Dame’s principal, taking over for Kathy Milligan beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
“I am pleased and very humbled to have the opportunity to work with the dedicated staff at Notre Dame High School. I just feel very fortunate. I hope to carry on their strong Catholic teachings and the traditions of the church. I hope to stay true, not only to our words, but to our actions in the community,” Walker said.
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