FOR RELEASE AT 3:00 p.m. on Thursday May 23,2014 May 21, 2014
Contact: Mr. Carl Loesch (574) 259-5257
Mr. Mark Kirzeder appointed principal of Marian High School
MISHAWAKA — Mr. Mark Kirzeder has been appointed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades as the principal of Marian High School effective July 1. Kirzeder has been the assistant principal for academics of Marian High School since 2012 and a science and mathematics teacher at the Mishawaka high school since 2005. Kirzeder’s appointment will be announced at a school assembly on May 22nd at 2:30 p.m.
“It is a great honor to be asked by Bishop Rhoades to be the next principal at Marian High School,” Kirzeder said. “I am incredibly thankful to the members of the Marian community for their prayers during this time of transition for our school. I am also greatly honored to be able to follow in the footsteps of the great leaders before me, especially my predecessor, Mr. Carl Loesch.”
Bishop Rhoades announced in February that Carl Loesch, the current Marian High School principal, was appointed the Secretary of Catholic Education at the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend effective July 1. Loesch will oversee the Catholic Schools Office and the Office of Catechesis. In February, a search committee was formed to find a new principal for Marian High School.
Kirzeder has a Bachelor of Science degree in science and math education from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Education degree through the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts degree in educational leadership through the University of Notre Dame.
Msgr. Michael Heintz, rector of St. Matthew Cathedral and director of the Master of Divinity Program at the University of Notre Dame, remarked, “I was privileged to serve as the chair of a search committee, appointed by Bishop Rhoades, which was comprised of a number of very gifted and talented individuals.”
“We were most impressed by Mark's deep commitment to Catholic education, his commitment to the students and his devotion to Marian,” said Msgr. Heintz, who is also a Marian High School graduate.