Notre Dame Catholic School
2821 Lansing Blvd. | Wichita Falls, TX 76309-4999 | 940.692.6041 | www.notredamecatholic.org
Michael Edghill Named New Principal at NDCS
July 9, 2015 – Notre Dame Catholic School will feature new administrative leadership when the 2015-2016 academic year begins on Aug. 13.
The school announced the hiring of Fort Worth Nolan Catholic High School’s Michael Edghill to replace departing NDCS principal Doug Jones. Jones earlier this summer accepted the position of Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
Edghill previously served as Social Studies Department Chair for Nolan Catholic since 2008, having worked within the diocese’s school system since 2005. During the past year, he also assisted the Nolan Administration as the leader of the school's Academic Council and as a consultant to the Principal's Council.
"I am very honored to have this opportunity to be a part of Notre Dame Catholic School,” Edghill said. “My family and I are looking forward to becoming a part of the Catholic community of Wichita Falls."
Edghill has been married to his wife, Shirelle, for 13 years. They have 4 children together, ranging in age from 12 to 1, and have been active members of Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth. He has interests in politics, foreign affairs, and Catholic social justice issues. He frequently appeared as a contributor with the Caribbean Journal, as well as a guest blogger with Americas Quarterly and the Yale Journal of International Affairs. His Master's thesis focuses on modern applications of Thomas Aquinas's 'Just War Theory'
Notre Dame Catholic School, a K-through-12 educational institution, has served Wichita Falls and its surrounding communities for more than a century. Enrollment rose 28 percent during the past three years, boasting a student population of 250 in 2014. The school serves students hailing from 13 different countries and 12 Catholic parishes in the three-county area.
Notre Dame Catholic School is supported by Sacred Heart and Our Lady Queen of Peace Parishes.
Notre Dame Catholic School, in the Diocese of Fort Worth, strives to offer to each student a moral, physical, cultural, intellectual, and social, as well as spiritual, foundation upon which to build a child of God. The school assists parents in the education of their children by helping each student to develop personal faith, knowledge, skills, competence, and behavior patterns to live a full Christian life as a responsible member of the community. The school recognizes the rights of individuals as children of God, who deserve honor and respect, and gives them guidance through teachers who are professionally competent and morally exemplary. Notre Dame provides an intellectually stimulating atmosphere in which students can investigate a broad educational spectrum within a framework of traditional Christian practices and values.
The spiritual dimension is integrated in the four-fold responsibility of proclaiming the message revealed by Jesus in word and deed, manifesting through worship the outward sign of Christian duty, building community through fulfilling the Gospel call to fellowship and social justice, and giving service to all persons through sharing spiritual and temporal goods with those in need. The Spiritual dimension is our primary focus.
An intellectual atmosphere is provided through a comprehensive offering of experiences to prepare students to cope with societal demands and to appreciate the worth of each person and culture.
The physical dimension is met through programs that enable students to acquire the knowledge and understanding of factors that affect one’s being.