Thursday, May 7, 2015

St. Mel's Phillip McCreary selected as new principal of St. Bernard Catholic School

Philip McCreary
Dear St. Bernard Parish community:

A new principal, Mr. Phillip McCreary, has been chosen to lead St. Bernard Catholic School with our outstanding staff and has signed his contract for the 2015/2016 school year.

A committee of seven members was comprised of two of our teachers, two parents in the school, a former parent, a former high school principal, and a person presently serving as a teacher in a Catholic High School. The committee followed a structured format provided by the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. After interviews, each candidate was evaluated and a final recommendation was made and approved by me.

The consensus of the selection committee was that Mr. McCreary was the best candidate to move the school forward. We are grateful for all that Principal Margaret Samaniego and the present staff have done to revive, rebuild and guide our school into a new technological age. We believe that Mr. McCreary has the credentials to grow our numbers, solidify our financial security for the present and future, further develop the outstanding work already done in the area of technology, and strengthen the educational and spiritual formation of our children.

We look forward to providing an opportunity to meet Mr. McCreary and welcome him to our school and parish community.


Father Perry Leiker, pastor
St. Bernard Church

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