NEW PRINCIPAL HIRED FOR OUR LADY OF LORETO SCHOOL
Fr. David is very excited to announce the hiring of the new principal for our parish school. His name is Andrew McDonald. Of the six candidates interviewed, the Principal Hiring Committee unanimously and enthusiastically recommended Andrew to be hired.
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Andrew moved to Denver when he was three-years-old, and he attended Good Shepherd Catholic School in Denver. Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees from the University of Colorado, in 2008 and 2011 respectively. He received his Master's Ed.S. in Education Leadership (along with his Principal Licensure) from the University of Northern Colorado in 2016. Andrew began his career in education at Good Shepherd School where he now serves as the Vice-Principal.
Married to his wife, Tara, who is a teacher in Douglas County, Andrew is the father of a two-year-old son and a six-month old daughter. He has diverse interests outside work which include soccer (he was once a semi-pro player), chess and hiking (he's already ascended 21 of Colorado's fourteener mountains).
Those who know Andrew well have been impressed with his "insight, critical thinking, openness to new ideas and overall commitment to education." As well, he has been described as "vibrant, energetic," an "outstanding educator and team player...a highly intelligent and dedicated family man who takes his Catholicism seriously."
Andrew was chosen to be our next principal because of his proven spiritual and educational leadership skills, his passion for the Catholic Faith and for Catholic Schools, his commitment to mentoring and supporting teachers, and his ability to personally connect with faculty, students and parents.
You are cordially invited to a "Meet and Greet" reception for Andrew on Monday, April 24 at 7:00pm in Holy Family Hall. This reception is open to teachers, staff, parents, students and other parishioners.
Fr. David would like to thank the Archdiocese Catholic Schools Office and the Principal Hiring Committee for their five months of work resulting in the hiring of both the right and the best person for Our Lady of Loreto School. Welcome to our community, Mr. Andrew McDonald!!!