It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Stephen Fry will serve as our next principal at Holy Cross Academy effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Fry’s impressive background includes, teaching, serving as Head of Middle School and most recently as principal for the past five years. He comes to us from Camp Hill, PA.
Our search for a new principal included interviews conducted by our Search Committee of several accomplished candidates. Dr. Fry was unquestionably the individual best qualified to serve as principal of Holy Cross Academy, and stood head and shoulders above the other candidates. He has the experience and skills to lead our school as we continue the tradition of providing an excellent Catholic education befitting our Blue Ribbon School.
Dr. Fry’s background as a middle school teacher, teaching history, math, robotics and public speaking along with his ability for strategic planning, enhancing and implementing new programs including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and wellness programs in addition to new security measures and physical plant improvements, impressed our committee. His enthusiasm for education and love of his Catholic faith along with various leadership roles as coach and mentor are gifts that he will share with our school community.
A graduate of Hiram College, Hiram OH (BS History with Social Studies Certification), Dr. Fry continued his studies and earned a Masters of Education (Educational Administration) from The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC and an Educational Doctorate (Educational Leadership and Policy) from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Dr. Fry happily shares that he is blessed by his marriage to Mindi and the proud father of three children, Troy (8), Helena (11), and Xander (14). His family visited Holy Cross Academy this past Friday, May 24th and Dr. Fry was given the opportunity to meet faculty and staff. An informal meet and greet was held on Saturday morning after the 9am Mass at St. Mary’s, for HCA parents. A more formal reception is planned for August.
I am convinced that, in selecting Dr. Stephen Fry as our next principal, we have chosen the person best qualified to lead Holy Cross Academy for the next several years. I hope you will join me in welcoming him upon his arrival! May our Lord continue to bless Holy Cross Academy and our parish family.
Fr. John Mosimann