Mr. William J. Lippe became Delone Catholic High School’s 10th principal on July 1, 2021. Mr. Lippe has been a highly regarded educator and leader with mission-driven knowledge for advancing Catholic education. He has been involved in education for over 20 years, and in 2007 began his vocation of school leadership. Mr. Lippe was previously a resident of Rhode Island before transitioning to Adams County, Pennsylvania. The philosophy and mission of the school initially attracted him to accept the opportunity at Delone Catholic.
Mr. Lippe received his bachelor’s degree from Babson College in Massachusetts, a master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University, and a master’s degree in Theological Studies from the Christendom Graduate School.
Before his appointment at Delone Catholic, Mr. Lippe served as the head of school for Saint Joseph of Cluny Sisters’ School in Newport, R.I., headmaster of Saint Michael the Archangel High School in Fredericksburg, Va., and head of the middle school for Saint Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington D.C. Additionally, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sénégal, West Africa.
As principal, Mr. Lippe’s most important responsibility is continuous improvement and maintaining the institutional vibrancy of Delone Catholic, and setting both its students and educators up for success now and in the future. In his spare time, Mr. Lippe enjoys exercise and reading, particularly Bible studies. He also has an interest in architecture and appreciates visiting various structures throughout the United States.
Mrs. Donna M. Tompkins P'06, P'10
Mrs. Donna M. Tompkins serves as vice principal at Delone Catholic but has served as both a mathematics teacher and interim principal during her over more than 30-year tenure. Mrs. Tompkins taught geometry for 28 years before accepting a position as vice principal in 2017, and in 2020 served as both principal and vice principal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under her leadership, Delone Catholic was able to remain open for instruction while still following safe community guidelines. She notes that this was one of the biggest feats and achievements of her career.
As the current vice principal, Mrs. Tompkins handles daily academic administrative duties and scheduling. She has an open-door policy for faculty, staff, and students.
Mrs. Tompkins holds a bachelor’s degree from Pfeiffer University and a master’s degree and principal’s certification from Shippensburg University. She was also the recipient of a Golden Apple Award in 2015, the highest honor for an educator in the Diocese of Harrisburg. Mrs. Tompkins is a proud grandmother and spends as much free time with her family as possible.
Mr. Timothy N. Bonitz, Jr.
Mr. Timothy N. Bonitz began his career at Delone Catholic High School as Athletic Director in 2017, and in 2020 accepted an additional position as Dean of Students to aid and oversee health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Bonitz is very proud to have been a part of the team that executed a very successful school year at Delone Catholic in 2020 during an extremely unprecedented time.
Before his start at Delone Catholic, Mr. Bonitz initially held a role as a sales and marketing director in York, Pa., but always felt called to work in athletics and also came from a coaching background, thus beginning his athletic directing career at Delone Catholic. In 2022, Mr. Bonitz accepted a promotion to Assistant Principal for Student Life. This role oversees all non-academic aspects of student life at Delone Catholic High School. These aspects include health and safety, spiritual life, athletics, and all extracurricular activities. In this role, Mr. Bonitz is constantly improving his leadership skills and his goal is to always look out for the best interests of the students.
Mr. Bonitz holds a degree in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Education in Sports Management from Millersville University. In his spare time, Mr. Bonitz enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.