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Welcome, Principal Ortiz!

Dear Nolan Catholic High School Community,


I am pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Oscar Ortiz for Principal of Nolan Catholic High School.


Mr. Ortiz has many years of experience with Great Hearts Classical Academy, Founders Classical Academy, and the Heritage Classical School. Mr. Ortiz served as an Assistant Headmaster for Great Hearts at their Monte Vista (San Antonio) and Irving campuses, as a Headmaster for Founders at their Dallas-Mesquite and Schertz campuses, and as the Founding Headmaster and Superintendent of Schools for Heritage Classical in Houston, Texas. His responsibilities included all business operations, such as real estate acquisition, marketing, enrollment, budgeting, charter approval, etc., and all academic operations of curriculum selection, administrative and teacher hiring, training, evaluation, coaching, school culture creation, student discipline, and parent communication.

In his new role as Principal of Nolan Catholic High School, Mr. Ortiz will lead academics, instruction, athletics, and school culture as well as serve our scholars and parents.

Mr. Ortiz graduated from the University of Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and from Saint John’s College of Annapolis with a master’s degree in liberal arts. He currently attends the University of Saint Thomas for a doctorate in education.


All the best,

Brinton Smith

Superintendent of Catholic Schools

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