Peter Kernion, who has served as teacher, coach and assistant principal takes over June 1
Peter Kernion, a 1990 graduate of Jesuit High School will be the new principal of the Catholic school for boys effective June 1.
Kernion, who has served as teacher, coach and assistant prinicipal for student affairs over the past 12 years, will succeed Michael Giambelluca, who announced last fall that he will move to Omaha to assume the presidency of the Creighton Preparatory School.
One of 18 applicants for the post, he will be the school's 15th principal and the fourth layperson to hold the position since the school on Banks Street was founded in 1926.
“I understand the importance of collaborating with others and listening to the ideas of other community members,” Kernion said in a news release. “However, I am also aware that a principal must be able to make decisions — often tough decisions — that may not be popular or well-received by everyone."