May 22, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peoria Notre Dame Names New Leadership
Peoria Notre Dame High School has named Mr. Randy Simmons, a 35 year experienced educator, as its new principal. Simmons steps into his new position having served as Notre Dame’s Assistant Principal last year. Prior to that, Simmons served as Principal of Peoria High School. A Peoria native, Simmons holds both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Education from Bradley University. He takes over from Charlie Roy who assumed the position of President at a California high school.
In looking forward, Simmons said, “This is a dream job. As a Catholic, I am now able to lend my experience to one of the very best schools, not only in Peoria, but in the entire state of Illinois.” Last year Notre Dame had the highest ACT scores of any school in the immediate area, and sent one hundred percent of its 194 graduates on to college.
The school also named Dr. Susie Cicciarelli and Sister Margaret Schulz, CSJ, as Assistant Principals. Tim Speck continues in his position as Dean of Students.
Simmons said he feels confident the school will continue the very forward vision to instill strong moral character and values and to excel academically. Simmons feels the school will only get better in the next few years as it focuses on the innovative academic programs that will allow students to perform at their very best.
Peoria Notre Dame High School, a Roman Catholic High School under the pastoral direction of the Bishop of Peoria, is a college preparatory high school which serves the Tri-county area. Peoria Notre Dame High School nurtures the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development of its students by teaching the Catholic faith, leading students to be disciples of Jesus Christ, and teaching the arts and sciences in a climate of academic inquiry.