The President/Principal model is found in roughly 55% of Catholic and private high schools in America. Morris Catholic began this model in the late 1990's under Fr. Paul Manning as he became the first President within the model. Fr. Paul was succeeded by Mrs. Judy Berg and in 2009 by Michael St. Pierre until 2016. Dr. Robert Stickles served as interim President until June 2017 and has been succeeded by Fr. Peter Clarke.
Fr. Peter Clarke, Ed.D., President
Fr. Peter Clarke, upon graduating from St. Mary's Seminary and University in 2004, was ordained a Priest on May 29, 2004 by Bishop Rodimer. He was then assigned to St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Stirling, NJ as Parochial Vicar. Two years later, Fr. Peter was assigned to DePaul Catholic High School as Chaplain. In 2011, Fr. Peter was then appointed Principal of St. Brendan Catholic School in Clifton, NJ.
Before entering the seminary, Fr. Peter graduated from Centenary College in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. In 1999, Fr. Peter graduated from New York University with a Master of Arts in Education Administration. In 2004, he graduated from St. Mary's Seminary and University with a Master of Arts in Theology. Upon completion of his dissertation, Fr. Peter graduated from The College of St. Elizabeth with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership in May 2018.