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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. C. Agro, Vice-Principal

Mr. C. Agro, Vice-Principal

B.A. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Brock), M.C.L. (Toronto - St. Michael's)

Mr. Agro was born and raised in Hamilton. He loves his city and the beautiful country of Canada. He is a proud graduate of Cathedral High School where he served as Student Council President. During his time at Cathedral, Mr. Agro created the student council position called Spiritual Representative which has been adopted by our seven Catholic Secondary Schools and then across the province.

During university, Mr. Agro served as a Youth Counsellor for local open custody group homes and with the Hamilton Diocese and the HWCDSB as World Youth Day Pilgrimage Coordinator. Before officially beginning his teaching career, Mr. Agro served as Summer School Chaplaincy Leader and as the first Christian Service Animator at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic SS helping students satisfy their 40 hours of volunteer service as part of the ministry's graduation requirement. Mr. Agro has been recognized by the Business Link Media Group as a top 40 under 40 individual for excellence in business and community leadership.

Mr. Agro began his teaching vocation at St. Mary Catholic SS, then moved on to Bishop Ryan Catholic SS as Department Head of Religious Education. In 2014, Mr. Agro was promoted to the position of Vice-Principal and placed at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. In 2019, he was appointed Vice-Principal of Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Mr. Agro has never enjoyed a July off as he continues to work as St. Charles Summer School Coordinator. In August 2020, Mr. Agro was appointed to the HWCDSB Secondary Virtual School to administer the program and ensure the continuity of learning was in place for our remote learners across the system.

Mr. Agro strives to build and maintain positive relationships with all school community members. He is committed to enhancing student achievement by recognizing their academic, spiritual, social and athletic abilities. He has added value to many projects and events within his school communities. His family are active members of St. Catherine of Sienna parish community.

Mr. Agro is a true Celtic who embraces the call to serve the Bishop Ryan Catholic community. He is available to all students and parents of the Bishop Ryan community. Mr. Agro's office is located within the Attendance Office on the main level of the building.
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.