Mary Spring has been named the principal at Lourdes High School, Rochester Catholic Schools has announced. Spring served as assistant principal in 2019 and has led Lourdes as interim principal this academic year.

Spring is "committed to developing a rigorous academic environment, including enhancing the math and science curricula and developing programs that allow students to pursue college credit,” said Dr. John Wald, co-chair of the RCS Board of Trustees.

Spring joined the Lourdes teaching faculty in 2003 and has taught in the English and religion departments. During her tenure, she helped develop the English curriculum and taught concurrent enrollment and advanced-placement courses. Additionally, as a member of the administrative team since 2015, she co-wrote and managed the New Teacher Mentoring Program.

Most recently, Spring helped launch the partnership with St. Mary’s University in which students can earn college credit through concurrent enrollment courses while remaining on the Lourdes campus.

Prior to teaching at Lourdes, Spring earned a master's degree in secondary education as a participant in Seton Hall University's program Educational Partners in Catholic Schools. While teaching at Lourdes, Spring earned a master's in educational leadership from the University of Notre Dame's Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program.

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"I am honored to lead Lourdes High School in our mission to provide educational opportunities that prepare young men and women for lives that are rooted in faith, demonstrate a love of learning, and cultivate an understanding of the importance of living for the good of others. I am truly humbled," Spring said.