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Phone: 253-272-7012

FAX: 253-404-1804

Address: 504 S 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98402

email: school@hrrsjda.org

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New Principal

Hello all,

I hope this finds you all doing well as summer reaches its mid-point.

As you all know, Tim Uhl has accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools in Montana. Since his announcement last month, the Governance Council of the school has been in the process of advertising for an interim principal here at Holy Rosary. I’m happy to report that today, after a long-distance and in-person interview, we have signed on Stephanie Margetts as our principal for the 2014-2015 year.  I am excited to have her as part of Holy Rosary & the Juan Diego Academy and look forward to seeing her in action as the school year begins.

Stephanie has extensive experience in dual-language immersion programs, serving as principal at Sacred Heart (a bi-lingual school) in Washington D.C. and was the principal in the American School of Durango in Durango, Mexico. She has taught at the high school and elementary school level, at one point spending several years in Qatar (yes, that Qatar<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar>!) teaching Spanish. She hails from Missouri and is looking forward to joining us in Tacoma.

Stephanie will be working closely with Tim in these last two weeks to begin to learn the ropes. Her official start date is August 1st, but given that that is this Friday, we don’t expect to see her back here for a week or two! We will look forward to creating an opportunity to have you all meet her informally, perhaps at the beginning of the school BBQ. Nonetheless, please pray for her as she begins the transition from the east to the west coast.

Peace,
Fr. Maurer

New Principal Update

Dear Parents & Supporters,

As some of you have surely heard, last week I accepted a new position as Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Schools of Montana.  This is a very bittersweet decision because Joanne, Henry, Lucy, and I (and of course, George) have all grown to love this little school and the great community of parents.  However, the opportunity was too great to pass up and we’re excited to begin this great new chapter of our lives.
For a news story, paste into your browser:
http://www.krtv.com/news/uhl-chosen-as-new-superintendent-of-catholic-schools-in-montana/

The irony is that the outgoing Superintendent in Montana (Patrick Haggarty) is leaving that position to come to Seattle.  I hope to convince him of the importance of supporting our school.  I am confident that HRRS is heading up and improving every year.
Father Maurer and the Catholic Schools Office have already begun a conversation about how best to fill the position and more details will come as the information comes available.  Rest assured, Fr. Maurer and the Board of Directors are engaged in the school and will work hard to secure an excellent leader.  More details to come soon.

Dr. Tim Uhl

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