Central Catholic Names New Principal

Central Catholic Names New Principal
April 9, 2019 (Portland, OR) – Central Catholic High School is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Principal, Danyelle Ramsey. She will assume the role on July 1, 2019.

Ramsey is no stranger to Central Catholic. She has worked in our community for the last fourteen years. First as a Religion teacher, and most recently serving as Assistant Principal, Campus Ministry.  

In the classroom, as well as in her work through Campus Ministry, Ramsey fosters and encourages students and staff to live a life of faith, hope, and love. She is an experienced leader, committed to building a positive Catholic school culture.

“Danyelle is a proven classroom teacher and an effective school administrator. She has repeatedly demonstrated her abilities as a leader in our community, most recently by guiding the school through our accreditation,” said President Colin McGinty. “Her commitment to our students is unwavering, and I am very confident she will be a great principal for our school and she is committed to continuing our important work.”

In her new role, Ramsey says she will “work to ensure an inclusive and supportive environment in which all students gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for academic, career, and social development. It is my hope that each student become a lifelong learner, creative thinker, and compassionate and responsible individual. I look forward to helping each stakeholder in our community see themselves as an essential part of building the vision of Central Catholic as we grow into the future.”

A native of Baker City, Oregon, Ramsey graduated from the University of Portland in 1997 from the School of Education. She received her Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2009 from the University of Phoenix and an Administrative License from the University of Portland in 2013. Ramsey and her husband Kevin have three daughters, Emma, Eleanor, and Evelyn.

Current Principal John Garrow announced his retirement in January after ten years. In a letter to faculty and staff, Garrow said that he feels a deep sense of pride looking back at what has been accomplished in his tenure, citing the school’s commitment to its Catholic identity, college preparatory academics, and a culture of diversity and inclusion.