CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Notre Dame Regional High School announced its new interim principal.
Tim Garner was named to the position on Friday, August 23.
According to the school, Garner has been teaching at Nortre Dame for 19 years and coaching for 20 years.
They said Jeff Worley will continue as assistant principal.
Brother David Anthony Migliorino announced he would be leaving his job as principal of Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Giradeau, Missouri. His last day was Sunday, August 18.
He accepted another assignment from his religious order, according to the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
He has 21 years of service at Notre Dame High School.
Provincial Superior Brother Gabriel O’Brien, OSF, of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, New York appointed Brother David Migliorino Principal of St. Anthony High School in South Huntington New York, effective immediately.
Bishop Edward Rice has been advised of the appointment and a search for a new principal will commence immediately.
“I know this is a difficult obedience for Brother David as he has cherished working with the faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni at Notre Dame for the past 20 years,” said Brother O’Brien in a statement announcing the appointment. “I thank him for his selfless service and edifying example to the community of Cape Girardeau and I thank you for all the support and love you have showered on him all these years. And I am confident that you will continue to hold him in prayer and friendship as he continues his vocation as a devoted Franciscan Brother.”
For reasons of health, on Friday, August 16, Brother Gary Cregan, OSF, asked for and received permission to resign as Principal of Saint Anthony High School effective immediately. “I loved my days here. This community is like no other and they have transformed my life,” said Brother David Migliornio. “I am bringing their joy and love to Saint Anthony’s High School. I will carry you in my heart forever and will always BLEED BLUE! In Notre Dame, Our Mother and Guide.”
The school is altering the program for the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Sunday night according to ND Assistant Principals Jeff Worley and Tim Garner.
Brother Migliorino said the students and staff at Notre Dame hold a special place in his heart.
“They have been my life-blood,” Migliorino said," said Migliorino. “They’re the reason I wake up in the morning.”
Migliorino will be leaving later this week to go to New York.
"I have been trained so much here by Notre Dame," Migliorino stated. "I will bring the Midwest to them and especially Southeast Missouri to them. I will bring food ideas to them they've never heard of from here."
He said he will miss the closeness of the faculty the most and has a special message to the students.
“I love you very much!” Migliorino exclaimed. “I may not be your principal anymore but you will forever be in my heart.”
The Parent Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Around 7 p.m., there will be a presentation for Brother David Migliorino in the Notre Dame High School gym and an opportunity for parents and students to celebrate his service.
The Academic Award presentation slated for Sunday, August 17 is postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date