We see our school as successful if students graduate with a strong belief that God loves them. Students develop this belief in proportion to two factors: how much their teachers love them and the extent to which students sense teachers love through the interest shown them and their activities.
Leadership of Catholic High School
Gerald E. Tullier
Gerald E. Tullier is currently serving as president of Catholic High School.
Tullier graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School and St. Joseph Cathedral Prep. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, a master’s in theological studies from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans and a Master of Education from the University of New Orleans.
Tullier was program director for Refugee Services at the Associated Catholic Charities in New Orleans before joining the faculty of Brother Martin High School in New Orleans in 1978. At Brother Martin, he served as religion and English teacher, department chair, assistant principal, vice principal and principal.
Lisa Harvey currently serves as principal.
Harvey received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University of New Orleans.
Harvey taught for six years at St. John Interparochial School in Plaquemine and came to Catholic High School in 2000, serving as a religion teacher and moderator of the dance team, Bruinettes.
She began serving as religion department chairperson during the 2002-2003 school year. She served as assistant principal for instruction during the 2003-2004 school year and served six years as academic assistant principal.
Dr. Tom Eldringhoff
Dr. Tom W. Eldringhoff is currently serving as assistant principal for discipline.
Dr. Eldringhoff graduated from St. Joseph Seminary College in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He began teaching religion a year later at St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis. He came to Catholic High School in 1990 as a full-time religion teacher and assistant campus minister. He has served Catholic High School as religion department chairperson, service coordinator, twinning program director, summer mission coordinator, and as moderator of a variety of student clubs. He has held the role of Campus Minister as well as Assistant Principal for Instruction and Academics. He teaches one section of senior religion. Eldringhoff has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from LSU, a masters degree in philosophy from Tulane University, and a masters of religious education from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Christy Kessler is currently serving as assistant principal for instruction.
Mrs. Kessler is a graduate of Mt. Carmel and Vermilion Catholic High School. She received her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in Education from Louisiana State University where she graduated with Honors Summa Cum Laude. She joined the Catholic High School faculty in 1996 and also taught at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans. She taught free enterprise, physical science, Louisiana history, World history law studies, Louisiana history and served as Social Studies Department Chair before joining the administrative team. Mrs. Kessler teaches AP World History.
Christy is married to William H. Kessler III and they have one son, William and one daughter, Elizabeth.
Jared Cavalier is currently serving as academic assistant principal.
Cavalier graduated from LSU in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in social studies. He obtained his Master of Education in Education Technology Leadership from Northwestern Louisiana State University in 2012. Cavalier also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1998 to 2006 and obtained rank of sergeant. In 2003, he served in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Cavalier started teaching at Catholic High School in 2004 where he taught civics, American history, world geography, western civilization, multimedia, computer science, and web mastering. He also served as a football coach, golf coach, Student Council moderator, Men’s Club moderator, Bruin Broadcast moderator, football technology coordinator, and instructional technology coordinator.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT| DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
Catholic High School is currently seeking qualified applicants for its Director of Strategic Communications position. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the qualified candidate must be able to effectively provide consultation to the president, principal, and members of the school administration regarding strategic communications and public relations, while also building collaborative relationships with individuals within the Advancement staff, Athletics and Student Activities.
For more information on the job responsibilities and expectations click here.
VOICES OF CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
“The CHS faculty and staff are a school community dedicated to carrying out the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and serving our students within the Brothers charism. Their hard work and dedication makes visible Gospel values demonstrated through students’ interaction with faculty, staff, classmates, and friends. While academic excellence is experienced daily within the classrooms, the true gift of a Catholic High School education is the holistic environment that gives students a foundation that will remain with them throughout their lifetime, helping form them into the young men that God has created them to be. We are all blessed to be part of such a school community.”
-Mrs. Lisa Harvey, Principal