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Principal's Welcome

As we begin a new phase of our journey

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.”


Family and Friends of Christ the Teacher Catholic School,

As we begin a new phase in the CTCS journey, it feels like a time of unknowns. I am the new principal of Christ the Teacher Catholic School. We will be welcoming Father Kelly as our new school chaplain. There are several new teachers here this year. During a time of change, we are called to trust in the Lord.

Christ the Teacher Catholic School is built on a long legacy of being St. Paul Cathedral School. Many in our community went to St. Paul’s school with Monsignor Ecker being a strong influence in their lives. As we moved to our current campus, Holy Family Parish welcomed us, and Monsignor Ecker still influences our lives not only with his presence but also with the tuition support for our families that comes from Monsignor Ecker Foundation.

The foundation that Christ the Teacher Catholic School was built on continues to be evident in our daily lives. The Parish supports us through prayer, volunteer time, and financial needs. The staff at CTCS are here because they care deeply about children and wish to influence and guide them. They are very dedicated to Father Cesar’s two priorities – Heaven and Higher Education. A quality education that supports student success in school and in the world of work along with emphasizing the dependence we have on honoring God in all we say and do guides our decisions and behaviors.

You, as parents, are also a critical part of our success at CTCS. Your involvement in our school leads us to a stronger outcome for the children. Your time, effort, feedback, and cooperation all aid the school to be of high quality. It is often a sacrifice you make to have your children attend CTCS. We want to acknowledge and honor your sacrifice and ensure that it is worth your time and energy to have your child attend the school.

My office is always open to you. If you are a community member and just want to see what we are about, I would be honored to show you our campus and tell our story. If you wish to continue to financially support the school, I would love to show you where your money is going and the impact it is having. If you are a prayer partner, please come meet who you are daily praying for. If you are a prospective or current parent, please know that my office and our campus are open to you for conversations and visits.

The Associated Parent Body is an active part of our school. As a family connected with CTCS, please take the time to connect with them. There are several ways you can be involved to help our school be a dynamic place for our students. The side benefit of being part of the APB is that you make new friends that will love and support your children as their own.

My heart is that we all focus on what our next steps in growth need to be – both spiritually and academically. Children are such a gift to us and the world. We need to do everything we can to ensure that they grow to be strong people of faith and productive, active citizens of the world. We need your prayers and involvement to make this happen.

Peace be with you,

Merrilou Harrison, Principal

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