Notre Dame principal to retire


BURLINGTON — Notre Dame Middle/Senior High School is seeking a new principal as its current principal, Ron Glasgow, prepares to retire.
June 30 will be his final day leading the school, which he joined in 2007.
“I had 35 great years in education prior to Notre Dame,” Glasgow said. “Now, seven years later I feel that my years at Notre Dame are as special to me as my previous 35.”
He had previously served in public education in roles including activities director and coach at Burlington High School.
“Notre Dame has a lot of positives,” he said. “We have experienced a 60 percent increase in enrollment since 2007-08. We have added some advanced classes in college level pre-calculus, college credit in four social studies classes and three Advanced Placement classes. We are strongly involved in the Project Lead the Way Engineering. We have improved our activities program and I think we have maintained our Catholic identity, especially since most of our enrollment increase is from parish families.”
Lee Morrison, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Davenport, said: “I am sad for Notre Dame, but happy for Ron. Giving 42 years of your life to the education of Burlington youth is a very honorable thing!”
Glasgow said that during retirement he plans to relax and spend more time with family.
Katie Gavin, president of Notre Dame’s board of education, said that in his successor, “We are looking for a strong leader who can keep our faith a priority and maintain high educational standards as the primary focus of all.  We are looking for someone who is dedicated to the mission and vision of our work with students.”
For information on applying for the position of principal, see the classified ad on this page.
Notre Dame Middle/Senior High School has 218 students in grades six to 12.

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