A week full of exciting news at Notre Dame Catholic School continues.

I am honored to announce that Mr. Ermilo Omar Montemayor has accepted the position of principal at Notre Dame Catholic School. Mr. Montemayor brings extensive school administration experience that will strengthen the administrative team. He has 32 years of experience working in the WFISD; 13 years teaching at Ben Franklin, Ben Milam, Sheppard, and Kirby and 19 years as an administrator at Denver Alternative Campus, Sam Houston Elementary, Zundy Middle School, and Barwise.

Mr. Montemayor is no stranger to undertaking large tasks. In 2015, he served as principal and played a key role in ensuring that the merger of Zundy and Barwise Junior Highs was a success. When asked about his greatest joys in his career Mr. Montemayor says, “With the help of the staff moving schools from being rated Acceptable to Recognized in the Texas School Accountability system.”

Mr. Montemayor earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Midwestern State University. Mr. Montemayor continues his education as he works toward a Doctorate at North Texas State and an M.S. in Theology at St. Mary’s University.

While Mr. Montemayor is new to the Notre Dame administrative team, he is not new to our school or parish communities. Over the past 3 years, Mr. Montemayor has volunteered as the Notre Dame Chess Club coach and as a member of the School Advisory Council. Mr. Montemayor has been an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady Queen of Peace parishes since 1979. He has served in the music ministry, lector, youth ministry, confirmation teacher, adult education ministry, extraordinary minister of communion, RCIA, Prison ministry, Men’s club, and for the North Texas Catholic Brothers in Christ, where he has served as the Spiritual Director this past year.

As we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, there is much to be excited about. Significant change and growth is occurring at Notre Dame and excitement continues to build around our school. This is only the beginning of what will be a bright and long lasting era at Notre Dame.

God Bless and Go Knights!

Daniel Escobedo ‘01
Notre Dame Catholic School