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Principal and Vice-Principals
Mr. M. Lawlor, Principal

Mr. M. Lawlor, Principal

B.A. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Brock), M.Ed. (Toronto)

As Chief Celtic, Mr. Lawlor is a proud and long-standing member of the Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School community! A graduate of St. Ann Elementary (Hamilton) and Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, Mr. Lawlor is a product of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Mr. Lawlor began his career teaching History and Religion at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School eventually serving as Department Head of Religious Studies at that school for four years. He also served as the school's Learning Partner, leading teachers in pedagogical and curriculum workshops. Mr. Lawlor served as Vice-Principal of Cathedral High School for five years (2013-2018) and St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School for one year (2018-2019), prior to his appointment as Principal of Bishop Ryan.

Mr. Lawlor has a passion for developing student leaders and was heavily involved in school Student Councils and the district's Student Council Presidents' Council. In addition, he has presented numerous times at the prestigious When Faith Meets Pedagogy conference and is a recent recipient of the school board's Director of Education Award.

Mr. Lawlor serves on the Board of Directors of Contact Hamilton, a municipal agency that administers children/youth wellness services and developmental services for adults in the city. Additionally, Mr. Lawlor serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family Services which administers counselling to those in need and operates St. Martin's Manor, a program to support young mothers.

Mr. Lawlor and his family live on West Hamilton Mountain. He and his family are active parishioners at St. Joseph's Parish where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister and is a member of the Knights of Columbus (Council 6579). Mr. Lawlor is formerly a Children's Liturgy Instructor, Parish Council member, and Financial Council member at St. Augustine Parish (Dundas).

Mr. Lawlor is dedicated to the student and parent community of Bishop Ryan and is always available for help. His office is located within the Main Office on the main level of the building.

Mr. A. Falconio, Vice-Principal

B.A. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Western)

We are BR! After 17 years, Mr. Falconio is thrilled to return home to Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. A proud grad of BR (Class of 2004) and Bishop Ryan feeder school, St. Luke (Class of 2000), Mr. Falconio is happy to return to the community that has given him so much in his own educational journey. A former student council member and school letter recipient, he is excited to be back in green and white supporting BR athletics, arts and student clubs.

Mr. Falconio began his career teaching at Bishop Tonnos and also spent time in the elementary panel at Annunciation of Our Lord and the Nicholas Mancini Center as an ELL Support Teacher. The majority of his teaching career took place at Cardinal Newman (St. John Henry Newman), where he taught English, Religious Studies and History. He most recently served as the acting Head of Religious Studies at St. John Henry Newman, before joining us at Bishop Ryan in his first appointment as Vice-Principal. While at Newman he was an active student council and health action team advisor (achieving Gold in OPHEA healthy schools certification), soccer/football coach and producer of the morning announcements.

Mr. Falconio has been actively involved in the summer and night school programs offered by St. Charles Continuing Education over the last ten years. He has helped lead the summer/ night school English program, and has served as the Assistant to the Principal and the Program Lead for the “Passport to Grade 9” transition program. Passionate about student voice, mental health and leadership, Mr. Falconio has been a long-time student council advisor and also serves as a staff advisor on the HWCDSB Presidents’ Council. He has also served as the Youth Mental Health and Addictions Champion and helped establish the Newman Health and Wellness Youth Council.

Mr. Falconio and his family are parishioners of Immaculate Health of Mary Parish in Stoney Creek where he serves as a Minister of the Word and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Prior to this, Mr. Falconio was also a Children's Liturgy Teacher and Minister of the Word at St. Anthony of Padua Parish.

Mr. Falconio loves to play soccer and football and is a fan of the Green Bay Packers and Juventus Football Club. He is always looking for new recommendations for books, film and television. You can find him serving the BR community in the Attendance Office.
Mrs. S. Kalogiros, Vice-Principal

Mrs. S. Kalogiros, Vice-Principal

B.A. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Toronto), M.Ed. (Brock)

It is with great pleasure and excitement that Ms. Kalogiros joins the Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School community as Vice-Principal. Ms. Kalogiros graduated from Corpus Christi Elementary and St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. As a proud graduate of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Ms. Kalogiros began her teaching career at her alma mater, St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. She began teaching French and English as a Second Language and later served as a Student Success Teacher. After 14 years of teaching at St. Thomas More, Ms. Kalogiros took on the role of Student Success Consultant at the Nicholas Mancini Center in 2018-2019. As a consultant and member of the Secondary Curriculum Team, Ms. Kalogiros worked to support various pathways programs such as Specialist High Skills Major and Dual Credit.

Ms. Kalogiros has a passion for supporting the individual needs of all students. Throughout her teaching career, Ms. Kalogiros has been heavily involved in the development and implementation of programs to support the needs of English Language Learners. She has also served as a member and chair of the Literacy Committee to ensure effective literacy programming for all students. She is committed to supporting each student along their individual pathway and is a strong advocate and promoter of programs that develop 21st century competencies and technological skills. Ms. Kalogiros has served as Teacher Adviser to Athletic Councils for many years and continues to promote student involvement and participation in all co-instructional programs. She is dedicated to establishing a positive school culture, encouraging healthy relationships, and promoting student well-being.

Ms. Kalogiros and her family live on the Hamilton Mountain and are parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Her commitment to family and faith continue to drive her passion to lead the Catholic school community as a role model that promotes academic excellence and exemplifies the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Ms. Kalogiros is available to all students and parents of the Bishop Ryan community. Her office is located within the Attendance Office on the main level of the building.
Ms. C. Mossey, Vice-Principal

Ms. C. Mossey, Vice-Principal

B.P.E. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Western)

Miss Mossey is delighted to be serving the Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School community as Vice-Principal. She grew up in the east end of Hamilton; graduated from St. Helen’s Catholic Elementary School and the original Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School on Queenston Road. Miss Mossey began her teaching career with the HWCDSB in 1989. She was placed at St. Jean de Brebeuf CSS where she spent 29 years teaching Mathematics and Physical and Heath Education serving as Department Head of Physical and Health Education/Co-Instruction at that school for 5 years. Miss Mossey was promoted to Vice-Principal at Bishop Ryan CSS in 2018.

Miss Mossey was instrumental in the implementation of the revised Physical and Health Education curriculum at the secondary level. She has received numerous grants from the Ministry of Education and Good Life Kids Foundation to promote physical literacy and mental health and well-being through physical activity.

Over the course of her teaching career at SJB she graciously gave of her time fundraising to equip the fitness center. She coached basketball, track and field, cross country and the senior girls volleyball team for 29 years. She organized and hosted volleyball tournaments providing the opportunity for teams to participate with athletes across the province. She has received numerous awards recognizing her contribution to athletics and the development of student athletes. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Colin Hood Award, and one of the three finalists for the Wismer Award. In 2019, she was honoured to receive the prestigious Pete Beach Award for a person who embodies and initiates by example, the highest tradition of the sports person; one who best typifies the true function of the teacher-coach – a source of discipline, a mentor and a friend.

Her involvement in sport continues as a member of the executive of the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Committee (GHAC) and co-chair of the Girls Athletic Committee for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA).

Miss Mossey is an avid runner and has a passion for fitness. She has completed numerous marathons including the Boston Marathon. She is a certified personal trainer, spin and TRX instructor who works out every day at her local Fitness club. She resides in Stoney Creek with her family and practices her faith at St. Eugene’s Parish and is a member of the CWL at Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Parish.

She believes every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them and insist they become the best they can be. She encourages students to determine and develop their God-given talents and reach academic success. It is important that we create and foster a learning environment where all children can grow and develop following the Gospel teaching of Jesus Christ.

Miss Mossey is available to all students and parents of the Bishop Ryan Community.