Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School has named Chad Barwick as the principal for their middle and high school campus effective July 1.
“We welcome Chad back to the Catholic community that was a vital part of his life during his formative years. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue the mission set forth by the Sisters of Loretto in 1873. I applaud the work of the selection committee and ask for continued prayers for our new leadership as we look to the 2012-2013 school year,” said Anne Ceasar, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School President.
Barwick joins Montgomery Catholic from St. Anthony de Padua Catholic School in South Bend, Indiana, where he has served as principal for the past three years.
“Being bestowed the honor to lead Montgomery Catholic’s middle and high school is a dream come true. I look forward to helping our community grow in its mission of creating students of Faith, Virtue, and Wisdom. I am eager to reconnect with families and meet each and every student, getting to know all of our Knights,” said Barwick.
“The vocation of being a servant leader for Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is awe inspiring because our school has always been a city set on a mountain, its light shining to all. I hope to shepherd our middle and high school students toward a great future as they fully develop the talents given to them by the Holy Spirit,” said Barwick.
In addition to his experience as a principal and high school teacher, Barwick has assisted in developing school curriculum, organized and sponsored extra-curricular student activities including the development of school-community partnerships, and was instrumental in working with a core staff to open San Juan Diego Catholic High School in Austin, Texas, where he served as acting principal for two quarters. Barwick was also recognized as the Georgia Independent Schools Association 2AAA Coach of the Year for both the girls’ team and for the boys’ team in 2007 where he coached cross country and track at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia.
An alumnus of the Montgomery Catholic class of 1994, Barwick was selected as the school’s Leader of the Year as a senior. Barwick holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Journalism from Auburn University, a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame through the Alliance for Catholic Education Program, and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame.