Notre Dame Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael J. Bates as the next President of both Notre Dame Elementary School and Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School. His term of service began July 1, 2017.
Prior to his arrival on the Chardon campus, Dr. Bates served as the interim president of Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles. Previously he was head of school at La Reina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks, California. Both Notre Dame Academy and La Reina are sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Dr. Michael J. Bates – Dr. Bates holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University of Chicago. He earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership for social justice from Loyola Marymount University.
As President, Dr. Bates’ responsibilities will include implementing the new strategic plan, directing the advancement and finance teams, and overseeing marketing and enrollment management.
“I am tremendously grateful to be a part of this vibrant community. Our students are living examples of the transformational education our Notre Dame Schools provide. This is possible only with the confidence and support of our faculty, families, alumni and friends. Again, I am deeply appreciative for the blessings of all those who believe in our missions and vision.”
The Notre Dame Schools community welcome Dr. Bates and his wife, Nancy, and their two sons to Northeast Ohio.