Bishop Joseph A. Galante announces the appointment of Michael Chambers as president of Paul VI High School.
Chambers, a 1994 graduate of the school, replaces Father Robert E. Hughes, who left after being named chancellor of the Diocese of Camden.
As president, Chambers will oversee the school’s finances and lead the resource development initiatives of the school.
“It is through my experience as a student, teacher, and administrator at Paul VI High School that I have grown to love this school. It is my true desire to continue to work hand in hand with the administration, faculty, and staff here at Paul VI High School to ensure that we continue to grow as a high school community that is strong in faith,” said Chambers.
“Mr. Chambers,” according to Bishop Galante, “brings an energetic vision for the role of president. He is an excellent administrator and candidate for this position because of his work ethic and his experiences and accomplishments at Paul VI.”
After graduating from Paul VI, Chambers attended Rutgers University. He began teaching English at his high school alma mater in 1999.
“I loved the classroom experience as it allowed me to create lesson plans, interact with young adults and partake in a great teaching environment,” said Chambers.
In July 2000, he joined the administration as assistant principal for athletics. In 2003 he was promoted to assistant principal for student life where he provided oversight for technology, building and grounds, and maintained the budget for these respective areas as the school continued to grow and make improvements.
“I strive each day to reinforce the mission of our high school,” he said. “The Paul VI mission statement says that as a Catholic school, we have the responsibility to prepare our students for the contemporary world guided by the light of faith. We offer our students the opportunity to learn, live and worship as active members of a Catholic community. Being a product of Catholic education has helped me immensely to give back what I have learned in this environment to those who now grace the halls of the school that I still call home.
“I am honored to serve as the next president of Paul VI High School,” he added. “Paul VI is a vibrant educational solution within our region. As a result, our enrollment remains strong and we are excited for what the future holds. It is a privilege to work with our principal, Sister Marianne McCann, the talented faculty and staff, and Paul VI students to continue our positive momentum.”