John Carroll Announces Leadership Appointments


John Carroll Announces Leadership Appointments
Alyssa Weisberg

John Carroll Catholic High School Announces Leadership Appointments

BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 22, 2023) - John Carroll Catholic High School, the largest and oldest Catholic high school in the Diocese of Birmingham, is proud to announce that Mr. Ronald Steele, Jr. is appointed Principal and Dr. Katie King is appointed Director, Curriculum and Instruction. They join Fr. Jon Chalmers, President, and Dr. Banyon Allison, Assistant Principal, in completing the leadership team for the 2023-2024 school year.

Mr. Steele is a 2004 graduate of John Carroll and has served as the school's Athletic Director since 2017.  He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Marymount University.

As Athletic Director, Mr. Steele increased program quality and engagement while building out critical initiatives focused on education of the whole-person, virtue development, and partner-school relationships.  As Principal he will lead the partnerships with families, our scholars' first educators, and partner schools in addition to leading the academic enterprise.  In addition to his new administrative responsibilities Mr. Steele will continue to oversee the Cavalier men’s basketball program.  

Dr. King is a 1996 graduate of John Carroll and has served in educational leadership positions at John Carroll, Prince of Peace Catholic School, and the Hoover City Schools.  She holds her undergraduate degree and completed her Master of Education, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education degrees at Samford University.

Dr. King will focus on academic and curricular improvement initiatives to ensure that John Carroll scholars are ready to flourish in future academic study and in life.

"In these rapidly changing times, I am confident that our Leadership Team, led by Mr. Steele, will steward John Carroll's proud legacies and ensure that our school remains boldly Catholic, academically excellent, and rooted in truth," said Fr. Jon Chalmers, John Carroll’s President.

About John Carroll - Located along the beautiful and revitalized Lakeshore Parkway, JCCHS has been serving families in the greater Birmingham area for 76 years.  As a Catholic high school, John Carroll forms young people who are inspired by a passion for learning and seek to lead lives of significance in service to God and others.  Learn more at  

Additional Comments - “I'm both humbled and excited for the opportunity to serve as John Carroll's Principal. I intend to continue fulfilling John Carroll's mission of infusing God in all areas of the student experience to educate the whole person. I am eager to partner with our students, families, staff, and stakeholders in celebrating the legacy of John Carroll while leading its future. I want to thank our President, Father Jon Chalmers, Margaret Dubose, Superintendent of Schools and Chair of the Catholic Schools Office, and the entire search committee for entrusting me with this exciting opportunity.”

  • Mr. Ronald Steele (‘04), Principal 

“I’m very excited to be returning home to John Carroll.  I look forward to supporting our first-class team of faculty and staff as we work together to provide the dynamic, visionary leadership to meet today’s educational challenges in support of all John Carroll students.” 

  • Dr. Katie King (‘96), Director, Curriculum and Instruction  

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