LETTER from Acting Principal

O'Dea High School
August 10, 2012

Dear O’Dea School Community,

I am writing to inform you that I have been appointed the acting principal of O’Dea High School.

I learned on Thursday, August 9th, that Brother Walczak was called by the Christian Brothers to assist in resolving a proof of claim filed in the Christian Brother’s Institute bankruptcy proceedings. Brother Walczak asked if I would serve as the acting principal during his absence and I agreed. Brother Walczak regrets that this action was necessary so close to the beginning of the school year. He asks for your prayers and patience as the Brothers work toward a resolution of the bankruptcy process.

During Brother Walczak’s absence I am honored to serve O’Dea in this capacity. As you are no doubt aware, we have wonderful families, an excellent faculty and staff, celebrated academic and co-curricular programs, and most importantly great young men. I have served O’Dea for 22 years and I am confident that we will continue to build on the foundation and traditions of O’Dea High School.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Brother Walczak and the entire O’Dea community. If you have any questions concerning this matter please feel free to contact me at


James Walker

Acting Principal








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