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The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland announces hiring of new principal at Lake Catholic High School

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June 20, 2022

On June 20, Frank O’Linn, secretary for education and superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Cleveland, announced the appointment of Thomas McKrill as principal of Lake Catholic High School.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. McKrill home to Lake Catholic, where he will bring his passion for Catholic education and student flourishing to the leadership of his alma mater,” O’Linn said. “Tom is an architect of school culture who has been providing collaborative leadership in a diverse setting to foster a positive school climate, and we look forward to leveraging these skills to build on the strong momentum in the Lake Catholic community.”

McKrill joins Lake Catholic having served as dean of students/assistant principal at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School since 2017. Prior to that he had served as a leader in admissions and marketing at both Notre Dame College and at Lake Catholic from 2013-2015, after beginning his career as a campus minister and theology teacher at St. Peter Chanel High School.

“It feels great to be coming ‘home’ to work with our teachers, students, families and Cougar community to strive to foster the core values: commitment to excellence, spirit of respect and compassion, personal integrity and a willingness to serve,” McKrill said. “The Lake Catholic community is largely to credit for my foundation as a Catholic school leader.”

McKrill is a graduate of Lake Catholic who went on to Notre Dame College in South Euclid to earn a Bachelors in Business Administration. He earned his master’s in educational administration from Ursuline College. A standout in high school and collegiate track and field, McKrill coached in Lake Catholic’s track and field program 2011-2015, and has been an active volunteer in the Lake Catholic community for decades.

McKrill succeeds Charles Fuller who served as principal since 2019. He is departing to pursue opportunities outside of the education field.

Diocesan Contact: Brooke Uehlein

Lake Catholic Contact: Matt Trem (Director of Communications)

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