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DPCR Welcomes New President: Catholic High School Welcomes Siobhan Taylor to Lead School

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by Margee Garbasch

DePaul Cristo Rey High School (DPCR) begins a new academic year with a new president leading the school. DPCR’s Board of Directors and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, sponsors of the school, have named Siobhan Taylor as DPCR’s second president.

A Cincinnati native, Taylor is a graduate of Ursuline Academy, Miami University and the University of Michigan. She has held several education leadership positions, locally at the Springer School and Center, and James N. Gamble Montessori High School. Most recently, she served as Head of High School at Marburn Academy in New Albany, OH.

Taylor is eager to begin her work at DPCR. “I am excited and prepared to shepherd the DePaul Cristo Rey community into a new season of even more vibrant fulfillment of its mission. The work of this school deeply resonates with me, as I truly understand the value and promise a Catholic high school education holds. It is my hope that, together, we will continue to grow with and in the Greater Cincinnati community and by the faithful practice of the Gospel in every way.”

Taylor follows Sister Jeanne Bessette, OSF, Ed.D., as DPCR president. Sister Bessette led the opening of the school in 2011 and served as president through the 2019-20 school year. Under her leadership, the school successfully completed a
$20.8 million capital campaign that has funded a major campus transformation. A new academic building has just opened, and follows the opening of the new gymnasium/student center in Aug. 2019.

DePaul Cristo Rey is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school with a mission to educate young people who have the potential but limited financial means to go to college. This is accomplished through a dynamic academic program partnered with an innovative Corporate Work Study Program, not available at any other local high school. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, DPCR is one of 37 high schools in the nationwide Cristo Rey Network® which serves 13,000 young people.

This article appeared in the October edition of The Catholic Telegraph Magazine. For your complimentary subscription, click here.

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