Meet Our New Principal

We would like to warmly welcome Mr. Marty Dybicz to the faculty and staff of St. Rocco Parish School as our interim principal.

Marty Dybicz was raised by devout Catholic parents in a lower middle class neighborhood on the Near South Side of Chicago.

He attended St. Ignatius College Prep (1972) where he was a National Merit Student and ran Cross Country and Track. He has a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from John Carroll University (1982) and is a 1976 graduate of Xavier University with a major in History (and course work for a major in Theology and minors in Philosophy and Classics, although XU did not give double majors or minors at the time).

He taught Theology at St. Ignatius High School 1978-1989 and 1993-2017. He has been doing religious education at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish since 2017. In the 1990s, he was a part-time instructor at Cuyahoga Community College and Borromeo Seminary. 1989-1993 he was a Personal Trust Officer at Society National Bank. 1976-1978 he did religious education for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

He will have three books published by En Route Books and Media in 2019. He writes a monthly column for Catholic Stand at On 1220 AM every Thursday night 9:00-10:00 PM, he hosts a radio show, From the Median, which covers all aspects of the building a culture of life.

He has a strong history of community service. For four years, he participated in XU’s Student Volunteer Services, of which he was the president his senior year. For six years he taught the required community service course at St. Ignatius (“Sophomore Service”), where he also moderated its Christmas Food Drive for twelve years along with other service programs. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors of LifeWorks Ohio, which educates grade school and high school students about the right to life, and Vice President of the Board of Directors of L’Arche Cleveland, which provides dignified living for adults with developmental disabilities.

Residents of Cleveland Heights, he and his wife of 41 years have 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren.