New Principal Announcement

May 5, 2020

Dear Holy Cross School Family,

In thanksgiving to Almighty God, I am pleased to announce that we have hired Mr. Greg Koerner as our new principal, effective July 1, 2020.

Mr. Koerner is a highly qualified and experienced leader.  He has served as principal for the READY Program in Champaign, Illinois since 2012.  He was their middle school dean from 2006-2012.  He was their PE teacher from 2001-2006.  Mr. Koerner also served as an athletic director at the Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, Illinois AND here at Holy Cross School under the direction of our current principal Mrs. Rose Costello.  Mr. Koerner has a wealth of experience as an administrator, teacher and mentor of children.  He is excited about sharing his many gifts and talents with our school community.

Many of you may know him as a faith-filled and active member of Holy Cross Parish.  He is currently serving as a member of the Parish Council.  He is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  He is actively involved in both the WATCH and Cursillo communities.  He is a regular in the kitchen during our Lenten Fish Fries and a coordinator of our parish euchre tournaments.  He is a gentle leader and dedicated worker. 

We are excited to welcome one of our own as the principal of Holy Cross School.  Years ago, he and his wife Cathy made a commitment to send their children to our school because they wanted them to have a strong foundation upon which to build their lives.  He is eager to help our school families lay the same foundation for their children.  I am confident that he will help us strengthen and expand the high quality, faith-filled education we have provided to families in the Champaign-Urbana area for over 100 years.

In the joy of the Risen Lord,

Reverend Joseph P. Donton


“Always Home – Always Family”

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