Pastor Letter – Principal Resignation – Emailed March 10, 2023

Dear Parishioners,

IHM Elementary School has had the blessing of Mrs. Kathleen (Kathy) Friess for 10 years as the elementary school Minister-Principal. She has been well-loved by the faculty and staff and many, many school parents for all these years. I have always believed that she has been born and bred a Catholic educator!

She announced this past Friday, March 3, 2023, that this will be her last year with us at IHM Elementary School. I accepted her resignation.

Kathy’s husband Mike died in late December 2019. As all of you can understand her loss is great. In this kind of loss family is so important to assist, console, and attend to one who grieves. Kathy’s family is all in the Columbus area! That distance, while not too far away, has been taxing and many times inconvenient. Her needed desire is to be closer to them, selling her home in Northfield Center, and leaving employment at IHM Elementary School. It is a very good decision and I support her.

Plans for finding a new principal begin this week.

Many blessings,
Father Jim

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