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From the May 2013 print edition of The Catholic Telegraph

Staff Report

Veronica Murphy has been named principal/CEO of Purcell Marian High School, effective July 1. The appointment was made Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr.

Murphy is a longtime Catholic educator who is currently principal of Mother Brunner Catholic School in Dayton.

Lehman Catholic students share talents

Nick Cummons and Ethan Jock, both seniors at Lehman Catholic High School, spent at least a part of their recent spring break sharing their gifts with others. Cummons who plays the guitar, and Jock, who sings, have teamed to perform at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney. Cummons began performing at Dorothy Love last year following football season.

As for future plans, the duo may continue performing after graduation in May. Both plan to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Jock plans to major in biology and minor in sacred music. Cummons plans to study psychology.


Mercy teachers designated “Masters”

Mother of Mercy High School is proud to announce that faculty members Greg Bouman and Kim Zang have earned the designation of Master Teacher through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Ohio Department of Education.

Zang has been leading Mother of Mercy’s Music Department for the past 26 years.

Bouman has been a member of Mother of Mercy’s English Department since 1996.


Elder teacher named top educator

Elder High School English teacher John Ploehs ‘68 was recently recognized as a top Ohio educator by Ohio Magazine through the “Excellence in Education” program. This is Ploehs’ 40th year in Catholic education.

The special recognition is given to Ohio’s top private school teachers after being acknowledged by an administrator or colleague. Ploehs was nominated by Elder Principal Tom Otten ‘64. He was recognized in the March 2013 issue of the magazine.

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