St. Bernard Parish
547 Elm Street
Rockport, IN 47635
St Bernard Church Tabernacle in Rockport, Indiana

St. Bernard School Open House & Meet Mr. Moore on Sunday, July 21st

Matthew Moore has been named principal of St. Bernard School in Rockport.  The public is invited to meet Mr. Moore and attend an open house on Sunday, July 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the school located at 547 Elm Street.  Moore is looking forward to meeting students, parents, parishioners and those interested in sending their child to the school.  Teachers will also be in their classrooms to answer questions.  Matt Moore

“I feel extremely honored and blessed to be joining such a strong community of faith, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with members of St. Bernard Parish to continue building a community based on life-long religious education and stewardship,” said Moore. “As principal, I am committed to continuing the mission to educate the students of St. Bernard to serve the world as responsible Christians.”

An Evansville native, Moore received his degrees in elementary education and administration from Ball State University.  He taught 4th and 5th grades at public schools in Brownsburg, IN and Evansville, IN.  He was named the Brownsburg Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year in 2008.  He served as a People to People student ambassador, leading young people on trips to Australia, England and France.  He has also coached middle school and high school soccer and tennis.

“First and foremost, the search committee was looking for a faithful leader with a passion for Catholic education,” said Father Christopher Forler, Pastor of St. Bernard Parish.  “With God’s grace, I believe we have found the right person to lead our wonderful school.”

“I am very pleased that Matt Moore will be the new principal of St. Bernard School,” said Daryl Hagan, Catholic schools superintendent for the Diocese of Evansville. “I am confident he will work in collaboration with the parish and community to provide a faith-based education to the students they serve.”

Serving students from preschool through eighth grade, Saint Bernard Elementary School is the only accredited private/parochial school in Spencer County.  Over 20% of Saint Bernard students are non-parishioners and bus service is available.  Registration is Tuesday, July 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Information about the school is available online at or by calling 812-649-2501.

St. Bernard Parish • 547 Elm Street • Rockport, IN 47635 • 812-649-4811
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