Principal's Message

It is my honor to have been selected to be the principal At Holy Cross School. Having lived in Champaign area for the last 33 years, I am most aware of the reputation of and unique opportunities and advantages Holy Cross School has to offer your child in these critical years of spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional development. We hope you find this web site helpful in learning all that Holy Cross School has to offer.  There are several videos below that provide parents with a look at Holy Cross School.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to discuss how Holy Cross School can benefit your child.  

About The Principal

For our parents, students and parishioners who attend and support Holy Cross School, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am originally from Rockford, Illinois and moved to Champaign in 1984 to be the principal at St Matthew School. I am married with three children and 6 grandchildren. I have 25 years of experience as a principal in Catholic schools both at the elementary and high school level in Rockford, Champaign, Decatur, Effingham and now at Holy Cross. I am most humbled and excited to be back in the role of leadership and service in Catholic education.  I am looking forward to getting to know and or renewing relationships with all you. I ask for your prayers and support to make this transition a smooth one for the students, staff and families of Holy Cross School.

Joe McDaniel