Tim Joy has announced that he will retire from his position as the principal of De La Salle North Catholic High School (DLSNC) effective June 30, 2021. The announcement was made jointly by Joy and school president Oscar Leong.
Joy, who has served as the Portland, OR school’s principal since 2010, stated, “Our beloved school is in a strong position for its future. I have decided, therefore, that the time is right for me to step aside so new academic leadership can continue the committed work so important to this Lasallian community. What I hold in my heart is gratitude to all who have – over these many years – built the Knight Nation story. Most of all, I am grateful to our beautiful students and remarkable alumni who, every day, remind me that our future will be in good hands.”
Leong shared, “Mr. Joy’s guidance has been exemplary, and his leadership has been one of the most important guiding forces in allowing our school to fulfill the Lasallian mission. We are grateful for the many gifts Mr. Joy brought to our school. The role of principal is a challenging one, and Mr. Joy has carried out this role with great love for the students and families, his coworkers, and the mission of the school.”
Joy, a 1975 alumnus of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory in Milwaukie, Oregon, began his DLSNC career when it opened its doors in 2000 and was named its principal in the spring of 2010. As principal, Joy oversaw the growth of the Cristo Rey model school’s Corporate Work Study Program, as well as its leadership role in championing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within its community. In 2021-22, DLSNC will realize a longtime goal when it relocates to a new, larger campus.
“What I hold in my heart,” Joy remarked, “is gratitude to all who have – over these many years – built the Knight Nation story. Most of all, I am grateful to our beautiful students and remarkable alumni who, every day, remind me that our future will be in good hands.”
A search committee to identify Joy’s successor is being formed and will include Leong, the school’s leadership team, and representatives from the faculty and staff, Board of Trustee, students, and parents.