An Announcement from Carol Trueg

Monday, February 25, 2019


To the Holy Family community:


It is with mixed emotions I have submitted my resignation, effective June 30, to the Holy Family Board of Education, as my husband, Mike, has accepted a transfer to Palm Springs, California. I am excited for this new adventure (and to escape winter weather), but I regret I will not continue my work at Holy Family.


Over the eight years I have been chief administrator, I have known Holy Family to be a special place. Our students are engaged and respectful; they make me proud each time I see them in hallways and classrooms, at liturgies, using their artistic talents and proudly competing for their schools. Our teachers and staff are so talented and dedicated, putting student needs above their own every day. Pastors, parishioners and community members have demonstrated their passionate support through their advocacy and their incredible generosity in sharing their time, talent and treasure. And Holy Family parents have trusted us with their most precious resource, enthusiastically pitching in to ensure we are able to offer the very best education to their children.


With the good work of our community, I’m pleased with all we have accomplished in the past eight years. Headlining our efforts is the success of the Soaring campaign and the subsequent renovation of Wahlert Catholic High School. I’m just as pleased with the progress in the two areas on which I asked all to focus upon my arrival: faith and academics. With the vocations display, the junior Kairos retreat, the senior Why Am I Catholic? elective, men’s and women’s weekly Bible study, weekly Eucharistic Adoration for parents to pray for their children, work on the middle school religion curriculum, and the centering on faith happening at the elementary level, Holy Family is truly a Catholic school system. We’ve made great strides academically as well through personalized learning, continually increasing ACT scores and college readiness, a K–12 sequence for immersion programming, Chinese language, and engineering courses, to name a few.


The Holy Family Board of Education has formed a steering committee to begin the process of finding my replacement. I am confident Holy Family’s best days are ahead.


Sincerely yours,

Carol Trueg ’79
Chief Administrator

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