It is with great pleasure and much excitement I announce to the OCS community, with the unanimous recommendation of the search committee, Mr. David Kessler was offered and has accepted the opportunity to serve the students and families at Owensboro Catholic Middle School as Principal during the 2012-2013 academic year!
Mr. Kessler impressed us throughout the search process with his sense of mission, dedication to students, and love of God and His church. During the interview process, he shared a very insightful vision to provide continued excellence in faith formation and academics at OCMS. Even more importantly, Mr. Kessler has the skills and energy that will allow him to move forward with a plan to move that vision to reality.
In checking with his references I heard nothing but praise and enthusiasm for David, his purposeful work ethic, his ability to relate to middle school students and their parents, and his collaborative efforts at working with the faculty and staff as Assistant Principal at both Daviess County Middle School and Central Hardin High School. After those conversations, I personally was even more convinced that David was the man for the job. As a father of students enrolled in our Owensboro Catholic Schools, a former teacher at OCHS, and a member of Immaculate Parish, he understands the importance and significance of living each day the OCS Mission in all he does and is eager to begin his new ministry as OCMS Principal.
The search process was long and arduous. Conscious of the importance of finding the “right” person to be our leader at OCMS, we thoroughly reviewed each candidate’s resume, spent time phoning candidates and references, and purposefully interviewed four quality candidates. With a sense of prayerful discernment, we asked God throughout the search process to share with us the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are convinced that Mr. Kessler is the answer to our search. Our prayers and support will be with him as he takes on the important role of Principal at Owensboro Catholic Middle School. On behalf of the Search Committee, please join us in that prayer and support.
I appreciate all you do to help us fulfill our mission of excellence in Catholic faith formation and academics. As always, your comments and insights are important to me. I can be reached via phone at 852-8028 and email at email@example.com.
Ken R. Rasp