New principals at three schools this year

New principals at South Jersey Catholic Schools this year are Kyle Orosz, Saint Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral School, Camden; Joseph Cray, Wildwood Catholic; and Joan Dollinger, Assumption Regional School, Galloway.
Photo by James A. McBride

South Jersey Catholic School principals officially welcomed three new colleagues — Joan Dollinger, Kyle Orosz and Joseph Cray — into the fold at their annual kickoff meeting on Aug 17 at Our Lady of Hope School in Blackwood.

Joan Dollinger said she felt welcomed by faculty, staff, families and students since she joined Assumption Regional School, Galloway, in June. “To be in a faith-based school is such a blessing. There are few greater privileges,” said Dollinger, who spent nearly 30 years as a teacher, then principal in New Jersey Catholic schools, including Our Lady Star of the Sea (Cape May) and Saint Nicholas (Egg Harbor City).

She returns to South Jersey Catholic Schools after eight, faith-deepening years at Saint Mary by-the-Sea Retreat House in Cape May.

Kyle Orosz, principal at Saint Joseph’s Pro Cathedral School, Camden, has returned to New Jersey after spending several years in a Philadelphia Charter School. A graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Moorestown and Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken, Orosz said, “I feel so blessed to be back in the Catholic school system. I couldn’t be happier than I am to be at Saint Joe’s Pro.”

Joseph Cray, who joined Wildwood Catholic in May of this year, spent several years in the Philadelphia public school system. Cray graduated from Our Lady of Loretta School and West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. He said he looks forward to continuing and expanding on Wildwood Catholic’s traditions of “academic rigor, athletic excellence and service to the community.”

Schools Superintendent Mary Boyle is thrilled with the latest additions to the South Jersey Catholic Schools administrative team.

“Each of these individuals exudes a passion for helping young people learn and grow in a Catholic school setting. They will help us fulfill our mission, ‘to educate and inspire young minds spiritually, academically and in service to others,’” she said.