Marian High School appoints new principal

MISHAWAKA 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 was announced at a school assembly Thursday.

“It is a great honor to be asked by Bishop Rhoades to be the next principal at Marian High School,” Kirzeder stated. “I am profoundly thankful to the members of the Marian community for their support during this time of transition for our school. I’m also grateful for the support of my wife, Lesley, and my children, whose constant affirmation and vigilant prayer guided me throughout my discernment process. Finally, I am incredibly honored to be asked to follow in the footsteps of the esteemed principals that came before me, especially my predecessor, Carl Loesch. He has been an invaluable role model, mentor and treasured friend over the past decade, and I will strive to lead in his example.”

Bishop Rhoades announced in February that Carl Loesch, the current Marian High School principal, was appointed the Secretary of Catholic Education of 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.

Source: Diocese of Ft. Wayne – South Bend media release

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