News Notes – December 19, 2013

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Cretin-Derham Hall president to retire

Cretin Derham-Hall president Dick Engler announced Dec. 11 that he will retire in June 2015. In his 24 years at the school, enrollment has increased from 990 students to 1,315, with average class sizes staying the same and the percentage of students going to college after graduation increaseing during his tenure from 82 percent to 97 percent.

“I am confident that I will be leaving CDH in the hands of talented and dedicated faculty and staff members who are truly committed to the success of every student,” Engler said in a letter to faculty staff and students.

Holy Spirit principal to receive award

Mary Adrian, principal of Holy Spirit School in St. Paul, has been awarded the Dr. Robert J. Kealey Distinguished Principal Award. The award annually honors 12 Catholic elementary school principals who exhibit strong Catholic identity and implement exemplary and innovative programs to improve teaching and learning of their students, faculty, and staff. The award will be presented at a special celebration banquet as part of the NCEA Convention on April 22, 2014, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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