Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fwd: New Principal Named

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From: Bishop Canevin High School 

Community News
New Principal Named

The Bishop Canevin Board of Directors announced recently that Michael Joyce has been selected as the new Principal of Bishop Canevin High School. Joyce will succeed Kenneth Sinagra who will retire on June 30, 2018, after serving in the role since 2002.

"Michael is a thoughtful, strategic leader committed to Catholic education and we are thrilled to have him join our Bishop Canevin community," said Mary Lou Gegick, board chair. "And, he will focus on implementing innovative programs to ensure that our students acquire the knowledge, skills and moral character they need for success."

For 11 years, Joyce has worked at Seton LaSalle High School. For the past four years, he was the school's Assistant Principal and previously served as Dean of Students, and as a member of the social studies department. Active in the school community Mr. Joyce also previously served in the role of assistant basketball, baseball, and soccer coach and as member of the school SAP team. In 2017, he received the coveted James A. Palmer Award given in recognition of Christian values, servant leadership, and love of students, and was a nominee for the Golden Apple Award in 2015.

"I look forward to helping Bishop Canevin continue to excel in offering our students a strong academic experience anchored in faith, with an emphasis on social justice, and excellent extra-curricular opportunities," said Michael Joyce, principal. "Catholic education is rooted in my family and I am excited to join a community with such a dedicated faculty, outstanding core values, strong tradition, and bright future."

Joyce earned a Bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University in Secondary Education, a Master's in School Counseling from Duquesne University and a Principal's Certification from California University of Pennsylvania. A resident of Pleasant Hills, and member of Prince of Peace Parish in the South Side, Michael and his wife Stephanie, who serves as a teacher at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Elementary School, have a two-year-old son, Benjamin. 
Bishop Canevin High School | 2700 Morange Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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