School Leadership

Letter From the President

Dear St. Gregory Community,

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has announced that Very
Rev. Hank Lanik has been appointed to serve as President of the Tyler Catholic Schools, effective November 1, 2018

“I am pleased to appoint Father Lanik to this position as he returns to Tyler to serve as rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,” said Bishop Strickland. “Joining with the effective administration that Robin Perry continues to provide as principal of our schools, Father Lanik’s pastoral care and experienced leadership ensures that St. Gregory Cathedral School and Bishop Gorman Middle and High School will continue to provide a second-to-none educational experience for students and formation of the total person according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

After serving for many years as director of The Pines Catholic Camp, Father Lanik entered the seminary and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Tyler in 2011. He has served as pastor of several parishes, diocesan chancellor, and dean.

Beginning with St. Gregory Cathedral School, founded in 1946, and with the addition of Bishop Gorman School, founded in 1958, the Tyler community has benefited from the presence of Catholic schools for over 70 years. Both St. Gregory and Bishop Gorman have received the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award and have been repeatedly recognized as among the top Catholic schools in the United States.

Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Students:



Welcome to our year of JOY!  For over 70 years St. Gregory Cathedral School has been providing East Texas with Catholic education. St. Gregory continues to expound upon the early vision of those instrumental in our history, to “provide Catholic schooling that develops the whole child” God bless you in the year.

St. Gregory has a welcoming environment for all faiths and all students, recognizing the rich diversity of the God-given gifts that each student brings to the community.  High value on faith development, academic excellence. Self-direction, personal responsibility, and self-discipline are believed to be the key aspects as a means for developing the total student. Our mission is the fulfillment of the educational ministry of the Catholic Church and has as its primary goal the formation of children and one another through Christ.

A comprehensive, rigorous and varied academic curriculum provides students with an overall exemplary education. St. Gregory is the only three-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School in East Texas. Our students are continually recognized by the Duke TIP organization for their outstanding academic success as determined by their Iowa assessment results.

The approach to academics as well as discipline is rooted in Christian virtue.  Students are encouraged to become increasingly accountable for their work and conduct as they mature.  Discipline is accomplished by clearly communicating expectations and consequences, and through the use of positive reinforcement.

God bless you in the year.


Robin Perry


Michelle Caccitolo
Assistant Principal
St. Gregory Cathedral School
Father Lanik
St. Gregory Cathedral School
Robin Perry
St. Gregory Cathedral School

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