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Dear Friends in Christ,
I hope everyone is having a restful summer. As the new school year draws near, I would like to introduce myself formally. My name is Terry Cochran. I am excited to serve as the new President of Holy Cross Academy. Leading people and working with children is a joy to me. I am honored to work with HCA's families, faculty, and staff.
As a mission-driven person, I feel my greatest responsibility is to carry out Holy Cross Academy's mission. Providing the highest quality academic and faith formation will be a priority. Making sure all decisions are rooted in the Person of Jesus Christ and creating an environment where students and adults will live a faith-filled life will be the center of all decisions we make.
It is essential to develop and advance the core values of our community. As a leader, I will work to create a culture of evangelization. Making sure our administrators, teachers, and staff members have everything they need to help all students learn is a crucial priority for me. We will devote time and resources to building community, helping everyone at the Academy realize the importance of upholding the Church's mission regarding the poor and marginalized. Everyone will have the opportunity to serve - using their time, talents, and treasure.
As an educator for over 37 years, I have been a servant leader to students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. I will strive to develop an environment conducive to enjoying our work while setting a positive learning foundation that enhances student learning, employee confidence, and constituent involvement.
My wife Janet and I have five wonderful boys, three beautiful daughters-in-law, and five precious grandchildren.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Yours in Christ,
President of Holy Cross Academy
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