Pre-Associate Terry Granger is the perfect ambassador for Bishop McNamara Catholic School as the regionalized school system celebrates its 100th anniversary. He attended Bishop McNamara High School, returned as a teacher and then served as principal of Maternity BVM School for 10 years, now one of its three sites. Currently, he serves as president of Bishop McNamara Catholic School, which takes in more than 900 students.
In this podcast episode of Viatorian Voices: Conversations on the Way, he explores the Viatorian roots in the school system and its success in providing a Catholic education to students in the wider Kankakee/Bourbonnais area.
“I was very fortunate to work where Viatorians were at,” Granger says. “They understand education. That’s part of who they are. They get what it means to have a Catholic school within a parish and they are very supportive of Catholic education.”