Rev. Peter Damian, pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish in Grand Rapids, is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Michelle Morrow as school principal. She begins her new role on August 6.
Mrs. Morrow joins Saint Paul with 13 years of experience as an educator. Most recently, she served Godwin Heights Public Schools for 11 years as a teacher and then as an instructional specialist. Her previous experience also includes serving as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools for two years. She is skilled with teaching students in the classroom and with leading her colleagues in current educational practices.
A graduate of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic School and Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mrs. Morrow earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She holds master’s degrees from American College of Education in curriculum instruction and development, and in educational leadership.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mrs. Morrow as our new school principal,” said Father Damian. “Her passion for education, her leadership capabilities and vision will propel Saint Paul to continued and greater excellence. It is especially satisfying to note that Michelle embodies the positive result of the partnership and mutual investment that exists between our parish, school and dedicated families. Michelle, in essence, is coming home to Saint Paul’s where she began her education and faith journey, and this will have great impact on our staff, students and families.”
“Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic School seeks to inspire the future leaders of this world on a daily basis through teaching the whole child -- mind, body and spirit,” said Mrs. Morrow. “It is my mission to motivate, encourage and empower each and every member of our school community to continue our mission of excellence as students, children of God, educators, parent-partners, community partners, and lifelong learners.”
Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic School serves on average 200 students in preschool through 8th grade.
Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic School is located at 2750 Burton St. SE in Grand Rapids, MI. It has served students in preschool through 8th grade for more than 50 years. Ours is a community of faith, love and academic excellence. Learn more here.