Northern Chautauqua Catholic School
Meet Our Principal
I attended and graduated from Fredonia Central Schools. I also attended SUNY Fredonia, where I majored in mathematics. In 1985 I was hired to teach math at the Fredonia Middle School. As a teacher, I coached modified wrestling for almost 20 years, and I was the advisor for many, many clubs and activities. I loved every minute of my teaching career but new challenges were laying in wait for me.
After attending St. Bonaventure University and SUNY Fredonia, I was awarded a School District Leader Certificate and was named Fredonia Middle School principal shortly thereafter. After retiring from my principalship there, I taught mathematics part-time at Jamestown Community College.
I regularly attend St. Anthony's R.C. Church in Fredonia every Sunday, and I'm proud to call Chautauqua County home.
In the fall of 2018, I was hired as the interim principal at NCCS, and I accepted the position of permanent principal at the beginning of 2019. I have over three decades of experience as an advocate for children and students of all ages. Being the principal at NCCS is something that I take very seriously. I love meeting new families and getting to know members of our ever-growing NCCS family. I will continue to work hard and to take very good care of our NCCS children.
I am very excited for our future and look forward to working with you.
With NCCS Pride,
Mr. Andrew Ludwig, Principal
Meet Our Canonical Administrator
Father Daniel Walsh
I am happy and proud to be back as our Canonical Administrator, and to be part of such a great school with so much going for it! I never really left you. Like you and your children, we may leave NCCS, but NCCS will never leave us.
We all hear a lot about a mental health crisis in today's society. We hear nothing about the antidote for this sickness. I believe the medicine we need is FAITH in a merciful God. At NCCS we hear about a loving God everyday. Your children are listening. We are all healthier because God is in our school.
Thank you all for all the sacrifices and support. It's your best investment in the long run, as it is mine. Now and forever, you, your children and all of us are happier and healthier because of NCCS.
Lord protect us from all anxiety as we live in joyful hope.
Father Dan Walsh, Canonical Administrator