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Principal and Vice-Principals
Mrs. S. Cannon, Principal

Mrs. S. Cannon, Principal

Bio forthcoming . . .
Mr. C. Agro, Vice-Principal

Mr. C. Agro, Vice-Principal

B.A. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Brock), M.C.L. (Toronto - St. Michaels)

Mr. Agro was born and raised in Hamilton. He loves his city and the beautiful country of Canada. He is a proud graduate of Cathedral High School where he served as Student Council President. During his time at Cathedral, Mr. Agro created the student council position called Spiritual Representative which has been adopted by our seven Catholic Secondary Schools and then across the province.

During university, Mr. Agro served as a Youth Counsellor for local open custody group homes and with the Hamilton Diocese and the HWCDSB as World Youth Day Pilgrimage Coordinator. Before officially beginning his teaching career, Mr. Agro served as Summer School Chaplaincy Leader and as the first Christian Service Animator at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic SS helping students satisfy their 40 hours of volunteer service as part of the ministry's graduation requirement.

Mr. Agro began his teaching vocation at St. Mary Catholic SS, then moved on to Bishop Ryan Catholic SS as Department Head of Religious Education. In 2014, Mr. Agro was promoted to the position of Vice Principal with a placement at St. Thomas More Catholic SS until present. Mr. Agro has never enjoyed a July off as he continues to work as St. Charles Summer School Coordinator.

As current Vice Principal at St. Thomas More Catholic SS, he has demonstrated the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with all school community members. Mr. Agro is committed to enhancing student achievement by recognizing their academic, spiritual, social and athletic abilities. He has added value to many projects and events within his school community. His family are active members of St. Catherine of Sienna parish community.

Mr. Agro is a true Knight who embraces the call to serve the St. Thomas More Catholic community. His office is located within the Attendance Office on the main level of the building.
Mr. M. Lawlor, Vice-Principal

Mr. M. Lawlor, Vice-Principal

B.A. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Brock), M.Ed. (Toronto/OISE)

Mr. Lawlor is excited to be joining the St. Thomas More community! A graduate of St. Ann Elementary (Hamilton) and Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, Mr. Lawlor is a product of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Mr. Lawlor began his career teaching History and Religion at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School eventually serving as Department Head of Religious Studies at that school for four years. He also served as the school's Learning Partner, leading teachers in pedagogical and curriculum workshops. Mr. Lawlor served as Vice-Principal of Cathedral High School for five years (2013-2018), just prior to joining the administrative team at St. Thomas More.

Mr. Lawlor has a passion for developing student leaders and was heavily involved in school Student Councils and the district's Student Council Presidents' Council. In addition, he has presented numerous times at the prestigious When Faith Meets Pedagogy conference and is a recent recipient of the school board's Director of Education Award.

Mr. Lawlor serves on the Board of Directors of Contact Hamilton, a municipal agency that administers children/youth Wellness services and developmental services for adults in the city. Additionally, Mr. Lawlor serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family Services which administers counselling to those in need and operates St. Martin's Manor, a program to support young mothers.

Mr. Lawlor and his family live on West Hamilton Mountain in the St. Thomas More community. Mr. Lawlor and family are active parishioners at St. Joseph's Parish where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister and is a member of the Knights of Columbus (Council 6579). Mr. Lawlor is formerly a Children's Liturgy Instructor, Parish Council member, and Financial Council member at St. Augustine Parish (Dundas).

Mr. Lawlor is dedicated to his students and is always available for help. His office is located within the Attendance Office on the main level of the building.
Mr. K. Monaco, Vice-Principal

Mr. K. Monaco, Vice-Principal

B.Sc. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Brock), Ad.Ed. (Nipissing), M.Ed. (Brock)

Mr. Monaco is a proud graduate of the HWCDSB, graduating from St. Mary C.S.S. upon graduating he became the Head Coach of the school’s rowing program. He led St. Mary’s to 13 National Championship titles and three overall National Championship points trophies. He now serves as the President of the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association.

Mr. Monaco started his vocation as a teacher at St. Mary C.S.S. teaching science and math. In 2007, Mr. Monaco was awarded the Directors Award for Outstanding Dedication to students and staff. He was later appointed Head of Student Services and Cooperative Education at Cardinal Newman C.S.S. and then at St. Mary C.S.S. During his years as department head he piloted several timetabling initiatives for marginalized students. In 2010, his involvement at the Provincial level lead to his appointment as Director of the Ontario Schools Councilors Association. In 2012, Mr. Monaco was appointed the position of Secondary Vice-Principal at St. Jean De Brebeuf; and in 2017 he was appointed as Vice-Principal at St. Thomas More. C.S.S. He has always had a strong commitment towards Special Education, serving and protecting the needs of marginalized students and promoting a Safe and Inclusive school environment.

He is committed to ensuring that: our school’s culture is rooted in the centrality of Jesus Christ and in Gospel values; students experience a sense of belonging in their school community; our school be a formative community of Faith; and, as Catholic Educators we ensure our influence for the well-being, equity, engagement and achievement for every student entrusted to our care.

Mr. Monaco and his wife are proud parents of three children and are parishioners at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, where Mr. Monaco serves in his parish ministry as a Third Degree Knight and Financial Secretary of the Knights of Columbus Council.

Mr. Monaco thanks God for all his many blessings and considers it an honour to serve Catholic Education in the capacity of Vice-Principal within the St. Thomas More C.S.S. Community. His office is located within the Attendance Office on the main level of the building.