It is with great joy that I announce the hiring of Mr. Siegfried Spelter as the new principal of St. Mary’s Visitation Parish School! Mr. Spelter will begin as our principal on July 1st of this year and we are grateful that he has accepted this important position. I want to thank the members of the Principal Search Committee who, with wisdom and insight, helped to guide the interview process and who, unanimously, recommended him as the right candidate for our school.
Mr. Spelter is currently the Assistant Principal and Director of Enrichment at Notre Dame School of Milwaukee and has had years of experience as a classroom teacher. As we get closer to his arrival, he will have the opportunity to introduce himself more fully to the community and we look forward to welcoming him as a community when summer vacation winds down and the new school year begins in autumn.
As you know, I too will be departing St. Mary’s at the end of July and Fr. Philip Schumaker will be taking the reins this fall – this means two new leaders will be in place as the next academic year unfolds. I would urge you to pray for them both and then, with charity and kindness, to welcome them and support them as they take on these positions and learn and adjust to their new roles. Fr. Schumaker, who participated in the interview process, is excited to work with Mr. Spelter and, together, to guide the school into the future.
Finally, it is with a deep sense of gratitude that I want to publicly acknowledge all that Mrs. Tretow has done in her twelve years of service as our principal, as well as all of our faculty and staff for their dedication and selflessness. May the Lord, in His mercy, teach us and show us what a treasure we have here in our school and grant us all the gifts necessary to preserve it and increase it.