Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Opportunity........

Last Friday it was announced that I would taking on a new role as a two year seconded Associate Superintendent for the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (see a portion of the release below)

Archbishop J. Michael Miller and the Board of Directors of the CISVA are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Bevacqua as an Associate Superintendent for the CISVA. Mr. Bevacqua will bring his instructional and administrative leadership skills to the Superintendent’s Office in his new appointment. In his role as Associate Superintendent, Mr. Bevacqua will focus on leading our Catholic schools through the implementation of the BC Education Plan.
Mr. Bevacqua is currently the principal of St. Patrick Regional Secondary School, Vancouver where he has administered for eight years. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Bevacqua held the positions of Vice-Principal, Academic Director, Athletic Director, Grade Level Coordinator and Humanities teacher at Notre Dame Regional Secondary. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Corpus Christi and St. Mark’s Colleges at UBC and is also a sessional lecturer having taught the Educational Institution as an Organization course.....
With each passing day the reality of the situation settles.

I know I will miss being immersed in community with the students of St. Patrick Regional - they have been patient, kind and the greatest source of inspiration to me.

I will miss the parents, who have been trusting and patient of me.  I am humbled by the love and self sacrifice they extend to their children.

I will miss the teachers and staff who continue to extend me so much patience and continue to inspire me with their incredible service to our students.

I have much to learn in my new role.  I will be surrounded by gifted and talented educators.

But, I would be lying if I wasn't nervous.   To calm me I keep reminding myself of two quotes
"Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.”
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"  Philippians 4:13

In the meantime, there is much to do and much to experience here at St. Pat's between now and July.

I am going to savor and enjoy every second of it!


  1. Congratulations on your new role John. That's awesome.

  2. Thanks David. The learning curve will be steep but exciting. Looking forward to staying connected

  3. Hey buddy, I'm just reading this now. Congratulations!! A well deserved promotion. That said, I know you will miss the St. Pats community...and I'm pretty sure they are going to miss you :-)

  4. Thanks Darcy! Appreciate the kind words. I am looking forward with excitement but it feels a little "bitter sweet" leaving St. Pat's for a couple of years....

  5. Johnny,

    What a great opportunity! You will do wonderfully, I'm sure. You are the perfect one for the job.
    You know, nerves are good. If you weren't a little nervous something would be wrong. Just know we all have great faith in you and know that it will be great. Personally, I can't wait to hear all about it!