Michael Friel Recognized as 2019 Distinguished Principal of the Year

On Friday, October 4, Bill Ryan, Secretary for Catholic Schools announced Mr. Michael Friel as the archdiocese’s 2019 principal of the year. Mr. Friel, principal at Mary of Nazareth School in Darnestown, Maryland has the led the school for the past 17 years.

The annual award is presented to a principal who demonstrates accomplishment in six categories: balancing management and leadership roles, setting high expectations and standards, stressing content and instruction that ensures student achievement, creating a culture of professional development for teachers, using multiple tools to apply and assess instructional improvements and actively engaging the school community.

Read the full feature on Mr. Friel from the Catholic Standard