Lots of New Faces!
Another school year has begun and we've added plenty of new faces! In total, we've added seven new faculty members and three staff. Cheryl Binion will be joining us in Foreign Language, Fr. David Shaw in Religion, Kayla Hughes in PE/Wellness and Social Studies, Kate Molony in English, Keri Pilgrim in Science, Matt Schulte in Religion, and Nathan Patla in Science and Religion. Nancy Vandervelde is our new Library Media Specialist.
Central Catholic also begins the new year with both a new Athletic Director and a new Development Director. We are pleased to announce that Natalie Osburn has been named the Athletic Director, and Mike Pinder '77 was hired as the Development Director. Read more below!
Natalie Osburn is a native Oregonian and after completing her undergraduate degree at Willamette University, she was hired as an English teacher at Central Catholic during the 1987-88 school year. At that time, while teaching Honors Freshman and Sophomore English, she was hired as the Varsity Assistant Girl’s Basketball Coach. Natalie was hired as the Head Girl’s Basketball Coach in the fall of 1988 and coached the Central Catholic Rams to their first State Tournament appearance in 1991.
After leaving Central Catholic in1991, Natalie continued to teach and coach at Marshall High School before moving on to David Douglas High School. She earned her Master’s Degree from Portland State University and her Administrative credential from Lewis and Clark College. Natalie was a building administrator for nine years at the middle school level before being hired as the Assistant Superintendent in the David Douglas School District. Natalie earned her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Lewis and Clark College in 2007. Natalie is married to a retired Central Catholic teacher and coach and she and her husband live in the Laurelhurst area. She enjoys playing golf, swimming, biking and race walking in addition to gardening.
“I am excited to return to Central Catholic as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. I am so glad to have the opportunity to work with our student athletes and watch them compete in sports and see all the growth that occurs in the course of a season. Central Catholic HS is a supportive community for our students and staff and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of that.” - Natalie
Mike Pinder '77
Mike Pinder '77 comes to Central Catholic from a career in sales and sales management in the paper industry, most recently with xpedx. Mike earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Portland State University after attending Central Catholic. Mike has been married to his wife, Stacey, for 20 years and has two daughters, Elizabeth, who is a sophomore at Central Catholic, and, Emily, who is an eighth grader at Christ the King.
In total, Mike has five siblings that all attended Central Catholic: Mark ’74, Matt ’75, Martin ’80, Marshall ’81, and Mary Beth ’85, who is a teacher in the science department at Central Catholic.
"What drew me back to CC was the opportunity to “give” back. Central has been a big part of the Pinder family for many years and my goal is to work to make sure other families have the opportunity that we did. Central is a special place and I am excited to be a part of it and I want to help carry out the mission of the school" - Mike.