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New Scecina principal to students: 'I believe in you'

Scecina Memorial High School’s new principal, Dr. Joseph Brettnacher, started the first day of school by addressing the students at an all-school assembly.

 Here is a transcript of his remarks:

“I want to let you know that I am here because of all of you. I believe in you, I want to be here and I want to share in your successes and I also want to share your struggles. I believe that God has called me to be a Catholic educator. That’s why for the last 26 years, 23 of those have been in Catholic education.Dr. Joseph Brettnacher at first assembly with Scecina Memorial High School 

“I have a personal mission statement that I fail at all the time, and that’s to strive to live up to the examples set by Jesus Christ as teacher and servant. One of the aspects of this school that drew me to it was Father Thomas Scecina and his servant leadership. I pledge to give that little extra each and every day to every one of you. I’m here to help you, as are the faculty and staff. 

“We also want to help you to listen to God’s call for a vocation in your life. We want to follow Jesus Christ’s example as teacher and servant and I hope that you able to be good stewards of the many gifts that God has given each and every one of you. 

"Like (President) Therber said, we have a holistic approach to education. Our teachers teach you Catholic values and morals and we want you to excel intellectually, spiritually, physically and socially all throughout your time at Scecina Memorial High School. We want you to become good citizens of the world and, believe it or not, God’s destiny for each and every one of you is to become a saint. 

“I am proud to be a Crusader and I hope that you have a tremendous school year. Thank you.” 

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Jan O'Brien wrote:
Welcome Dr Joe to Scecina! As a grandparent
of a Scecina junior student, I hope to meet
you and wish you the very best this year and
for many years to come!

Wed, August 9, 2017 @ 8:43 PM

2. Mary Jo McAtee Steele '67 wrote:
Welcome!! Living for many years in Lafayette and just around the block from Central Catholic, I know we are getting THE BEST!!

Sat, October 7, 2017 @ 11:40 PM

3. Candy Reed wrote:
The students and faculty will see you as the servant leader. You have and will always be that because it is part of you. Congratulations on your new job. You were a fantastic principal at Central Catholic and I am so glad I had the chance to work with you. Blessings and I miss you and Pam.

Mon, October 23, 2017 @ 2:13 AM

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