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CVCS Announces New Principal for Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School
The Cedar Valley Catholic School Board approved the appointment of Mr. Tom Novotney as the Principal for Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School. This school serves 250 students in sixth through eighth grades.

Mr. Novotney was selected from ten applicants; all with a wide range of experience. Mr. Novotney is currently the Principal of Lincoln Intermediate School in Mason City. His leadership has led the school to be recognized as a Blue Zones Designated Worksite and School, earned a State of Iowa STEM Excellence Award for the Middle School Division and he was named Outstanding Administrator for Iowa Band Association in 2015. He has led initiatives in Robotics, STEAM, Blended Learning, Science and Honor Band nights and an annual READ RUN 5K. In his tenure at Mason City, Mr. Novotney has served as a Crisis Intervention teacher, Special Education Teacher, Dean of Students and Principal.

He expressed great pride in his service to his parish and faith. Mr. Novotney has demonstrated his strong faith through his roles as a Religious Education Teacher and Director of Religious Education. He uses his Corporal Works of Mercy to serve the needy of his community.

Mr. Novotney graduated with honors from North Iowa Community College, graduated from Buena Vista University, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary English and Special Education. He has a Masters Degree in Administration from University of Northern Iowa.

Staff members who interviewed Mr. Novotney stated, "His strong faith and commitment to excellence in all he does shined through from his introduction to the last question! " A student who sat on the interview team said, "Mr. Novotney will be a great fit for us. He will help us get to the next level of greatness!"

Well read, with a constant thirst for new learning and a passion for his faith, Tom Novotney will be a clear asset to CVCS in providing an exceptional Catholic education for every student built on the foundation of faith, discipline, knowledge and service! We welcome Tom.

A Foundation of Faith, Preparation for Success

Cedar Valley Catholic Schools (CVCS) provides an exceptional learning environment based on faith, beliefs, and values, enabling children to grow in their understanding of themselves, their relationship with God and their relationships with others. Students gain knowledge in a disciplined environment and grow personally, academically, and spiritually through service to their community. Supported in living out the values of a Catholic education, students develop lifelong faith formation and learning.