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The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Bryk has been selected to serve as the next Principal of John Carroll High School, effective July 1, 2024. Mr. Bryk has served at the school as Dean of Students and then Assistant Principal of Student Life since 2020 and brings a deep institutional knowledge of JCHS with him to this role.

In February 2024, Bishop Barbarito appointed Mrs. Corey Heroux, the current Principal, as the next President of JCHS, effective July 1, 2024. The school immediately began a comprehensive application process and search for its next highly qualified principal in conjunction with the diocesan Office of Catholic Schools and in partnership with Superintendent Mr. Gary Gelo. A diverse committee, including members of the school community as well as educational professionals, was established and trained in the diocesan search process.  The committee engaged in careful consideration and review of all applications received and conducted interviews with the top candidates, with a constant focus on finding a leader who represented John Carroll’s root beliefs and core values. Ultimately, the committee made a recommendation, which Mrs. Heroux then confirmed, to select Mr. Bryk as the school’s next Principal.

Mr. Bryk is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Social Science Education. In addition, he earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education Remick Leadership Program in 2023. While serving as Dean of Students and Assistant Principal of Student Life, he has overseen the school’s disciplinary code of conduct, led its student government program, and established a robust, student-led media class, among many other achievements. He has been a vital force behind the management of the school’s day-to-day operations, working closely with Mrs. Heroux throughout his time in a leadership role.

Mr. Bryk shared with the committee that, “John Carroll High School is a remarkable educational institution and holds a special place in my heart. At JCHS, we know our students, and they know the faculty and staff. I firmly believe that the best days are still ahead for John Carroll High School and that by continuing to build on current momentum, the sky is truly the limit for our students. In order to maximize this potential, the school must have a leader who understands its context, continues the legacy laid forth in a hopeful and humble manner, champions the school’s culture, and engineers improvement across the school. It is my hope that my love for this great school, my learned experiences as an administrator, my gained knowledge in my professional studies, and my unwavering passion for strong and meaningful Catholic education will continue to drive JCHS in the right direction as its next principal.”

“I am hard pressed to think of someone who is more dedicated and passionate about our beloved school than Mike Bryk. He is deeply committed to his faith and is passionate about serving young people and walking alongside them during their time at JCHS,” said Mrs. Heroux. “His faith in Christ is real and evident in all that he does, and I know that he will be a wonderful spiritual leader at our school.  It has truly been a privilege to work  with such a committed individual during these last four years, and my admiration for him runs deep. I cannot wait to partner with him to boldly usher JCHS into the next chapter of its storied history.”

Mr. Bryk will assume the role of Principal effective July 1, 2024.  As such, the school will begin a search to hire a new Assistant Principal of Student Life for the 2024-2025 school year.

For more than 50 years, John Carroll High School has provided students on the Treasure Coast with an excellent education in the Catholic tradition. Guided by Catholic faith and Gospel values, the school recognizes Jesus Christ as the model for the whole person we seek to develop. The mission of JCHS is to inspire the pursuit of educational excellence, foster character formation, develop a commitment to service, and affirm the dignity of each student entrusted to our care. For more information on John Carroll High School, visit, call 772-464-5200 or visit their Facebook, Instagram or X social media pages.