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01.12.17 (Thursday) January Breakfast Meeting

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Featuring Mike Deely, Headmaster John Paul II High School
Sponsored by John Paul II Catholic School


Deely, 44, is the married father of 2 young children. He has served as principal, and has been involved in all aspects of the operation of the 1,700 student Cathedral Catholic High School, since 2006. He taught History and Theology courses, served as campus minister and as a football coach at University of San Diego High School from 1994 until 2001. University of San Diego High School relocated and became Cathedral Catholic High School in 2005.

Mike Deely2 He was principal of Saint Charles  Borromeo Academy, a K through 8th grade Catholic school in San Diego, from 2001 until 2006.

Deely holds an M.A. in History with a Latin American emphasis from the University of San Diego, and a California Clear Credential certificate in Social Studies from the United States International University. He attended St. Patrick’s Seminary where he completed 43 units toward a M.A. in Theology. He received a B.A. in History with a minor in Philosophy from the University of San Diego.

“My educational philosophy centers on my belief that God gives all students talents and gifts and that educators help the students to identify, develop, and then use these gifts to build His kingdom,” Deely wrote in his application. “I want all my students to see their gifts, their chosen careers, and their commitment to their families as their personal vocation. I believe a successful Catholic school balances solid academics, with a variety of extracurriculars, and an active faith community. In order to create this community and to partner with students and parents in the process, a school must be made of faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators who are completely committed to these ideas. However, this community must allow for different approaches to teaching and working that lead to the same results.”

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The school employs 75 faculty and staff, with a full-time school nurse and three full-time school counselors. The facility sits atop a 66 acre plot of land in the north Nashville area, surrounded by trees, athletic fields and parking. Inside there are thirty-five classrooms, an auditorium, chapel, cafeteria, band room, art rooms, library, offices, and athletic facilities.


  • 7:00 – 7:30AM – Mass (Cathedral of the Incarnation)
  • 7:30 – 8:00AM – Breakfast Meeting & Networking
  • 8:00 – 8:30AM – Program
  • 8:30 – 9:15AM - Fellowship and Networking