Ronald F. Dwyer Named Bishop Sheen Distinguished Alumnus

  • Parishioner – St Mary’s Kickapoo
  • Wife, Margaret, Retired English Teacher
  • Children – Ron (AOL/SI ’86), Ginny (ND ’89), Richard (ND ’91)
  • Three Sport Athlete, Spalding Institute Graduate, Class of 1961
  • Bradley University Graduate, BS in Education ’65, MA in Educational Administration ’69
  • Western Illinois University, Ed.S. Specialist in Educational Administration
  • Went to WIU on basketball scholarship transferring to BU before sophmore year taking baseball scholarship, earning all- MVC honors in ’64. 3rd baseman for 1st Peoria Pacers team in summer collegiate leagues and batted cleanup.
  • Began teaching and coaching at Elementary Level for District #86 (’65-’66). While at District #86
  • Chairman Language Arts Program, Chairman Education and Health Department.
  • Teacher and coach at Spalding Institute (’66-’71), Limestone High School (’71-’72) and East
  • Peoria High School (’72-’73). Assistant Principal East Peoria Central Junior High (’73-’78).
  • Principal from 1978-2012. Armstrong- Oakview Grade School (’78-’79), Paul Bolin Grade School (’79-’85 & ’88-93), East Peoria Central Junior High (’85-’88), Notre Dame High School (’93-’02),
  • St. Mary’s Grade School (’02-’12).
  • Member of Mid-State 6 Board of Control for nine years.
  • President of Mid-State Board of Control.
  • President of Peoria Notre Dame Boosters’ Club.
  • Professional Membership in Illinois High School Association Official, Illinois Elementary School Principal’s Association, Tazewell County Elementary Administrators, RegionaI Principal’s Association.
  • Involved with Peoria Old Timers, Independent Sportsmen’s Club, Peoria Officials Association,
  • Peoria Youth Basketball, Bradley Lettermen’s Club, Peoria Notre Dame Booster’s Club, Knights of Columbus Rossatti Council, Eucharistic Minister.
  • Recipient of the “Proc Ecclesia Et Pontific” medal from the Peoria Diocese, 2004 Peoria Notre Dame Foundation Award winner, 2003 Peoria Official’s Association Hall of Fame, 2012 Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame.
  • 23 Years in Public Education, 23 Years in Parochial Education.
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