From the Head of School

June 25, 2020
Dear Cathedral Community,
As our faculty and students shift into full summer mode, we wanted to take the opportunity to close out the year with our extended Cathedral family—and what a year it’s been! As I’m sure many of you have felt during the past few months, there have been plenty of moments where loss, hardship or pain could overcome our very being. At Cathedral, however, I am proud of our resiliency, our perseverance and our strong commitment to our Catholic faith; it’s what has brought us to the finish line of another school year!
In the face of a national pandemic that has hit our families hard, I saw a school that rallied around its community. In the face of racial discrimination and violence that challenges our very sense of humanity, I saw passionate and committed leaders, determined to promote change and to make a tangible difference. And during a time where our economy has been hit hard, I saw loyal, dedicated donors who have empowered Cathedral to stay true to its mission. Why? Simple—our students deserve it. The year has no doubt been challenging, but Cathedral is full of hope, commitment and determination.
I am often asked why I joined Cathedral—why I left the comfort and familiarity of my previous role to embark on something so new and different. My answer, with great sincerity is mission, community and opportunity. But just as important, I wanted to be able to look my 6 and 9-year-old in the eye and tell them I am part of a community that is loaded with purpose, full of compassion, and primed to make a difference. That place is Cathedral and I feel blessed to be here at this very point in time.
I hope you enjoy this newsletter as an illustration of the vibrancy, life and love that exists at Cathedral. Enjoy your summer, come visit in the fall, and may God continue to bless you always.
In peace and unity,
Dan Carmody
Dan Carmody
Head of School