Boylan Hires New Principal
April 27, 2017

ROCKFORD—Chris Rozanski will be the next principal at Boylan Central Catholic High School, here, beginning his new role this summer. He is a former Boylan assistant principal and teacher.
School President Amy Ott made the announcement during a brief press conference April 25 at Boylan.

Rozanski replaces Jerry Kerrigan who has served as principal for the past four years and will now return to the classroom.

“It’s the best of both worlds for Boylan,” said Ott. “We get to keep Mr. Kerrigan who returns to his passion for teaching, and Boylan receives an accomplished new leader who is very familiar with our school but who also brings a wealth of knowledge from experience outside the region.”

Rozanski spent the past three years as athletic director for Huntley High School, which serves approximately 3,000 students. Prior to that, he was an assistant principal, a science teacher and an athletic coach at Boylan.

“I’m really excited to return to Boylan with the knowledge and experience I’ve gained running the athletic program for a large high school,” Rozanski said. “I supervised and handled facilities, academics, and scheduling issues while also enjoying my work with students, teachers, and parents to ensure an optimum outcome for both our athletic program and academic success.”

Ott said they began their search for a new principal in January and used a very inclusive process to choose Rozanski. “Our school leadership team conducted a panel interview with Mr. Rozanski, he met with a small group of faculty members, and ultimately he met with our school superintendent and with the bishop. We also involved our board of consultors. It was a very thorough process, and we are confident and excited about our choice,” Ott said.

Rozanski attended Aurora Central Catholic High School, received his bachelor’s degree from North Central College and master’s degree from National Louis University. He lives in Rockford with his wife, Tricia, and his two children, Sophia and Evelyn, who attend Holy Family Catholic School.