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Father Robert Sullivan - President

John Carroll Catholic High School welcomes Father Robert Sullivan as the new president!  Father Bob graduated from John Carroll in 1982.  He then attended Auburn University and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Economics).  He entered the seminary in 1988 and was ordained in 1993 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Birmingham, AL.  Father Bob worked in many parishes around the state of Alabama before arriving at his current home as pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  In addition to his roles as pastor and president, he serves as the Vice-Chair of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council and Chair of the Diocesan Deposit and Loan Committee.


Dr. Joe O'Toole - Principal

 Dr. Joe  O’Toole comes to John Carroll with many years of administrative and teaching experience. He was formally principal of Lourdes High School in Rochester, MN. He was a religious Instructor at LaSalle University and authored a book on ecclesiology. He has worked as a parish administrator and a Director of Religious Education. Prior to Church work, Dr. O’Toole was a policeman in Philadelphia and owned a private investigation firm. He moved to Birmingham last year to be near family. He has been serving our JCCHS community since the fall of 2016.

Brian Connell - Assistant Principal

Brian D. Connell is in his fourth year as the assistant principal at John Carroll Catholic High School.  He attended the University of Vermont, where he majored in English and Music; and the University of Georgia, where he earned his Master's in Education, Administration and Policy.  He is a lifelong teacher, having taught high school English at St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia, PA, and at Athens Academy in Athens, GA.  Mr. Connell believes in the power of great teachers to change their students' lives and has a passion for helping teachers, students, and parents toward this purpose.