“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 after serving as dean of students/assistant principal at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron since 2017. Prior to that, he served as a leader in admissions and marketing at both Notre Dame College and at Lake Catholic from 2013-2015. He began his career as a campus minister and theology teacher at the former St. Peter Chanel High School in Bedford.
“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. He earned a Bachelors in Business
Administration degree from Notre Dame College in South Euclid and a master’s in educational administration degree from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike.
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.
He succeeds Charles Fuller who served as Lake Catholic principal since 2019. Fuller is departing to pursue opportunities outside of the education field.