Catholic school hires new principal |

Catholic school hires new principal

Cindy Ramunno

Students, parents and staff welcomed a new principal at St. Clare of Assisi this fall.Peggy Warner and her husband were happy in suburban Boston where she spent four years as a principal in a small Catholic school, she says. The couple’s three children are grown, with the youngest being 24. But then something changed ….”My husband and I came out to the area to attend a wedding,” says Warner.The couple did some sight-seeing along the way and fell in love with Colorado, she says. “People here are different very low key,” says Peggy, adding that even at the wedding, folks seems relaxed and happy. “In Boston, everyone is very busy and pretty keyed-up.”Then Warner sensed she needed a change, she says. “At first, I thought what I was sensing was maybe a career change for me,” she says. So, she looked into other ways of making a living, but it somehow didn’t seem right. Then, one day while searching online, she found a list openings for principals for Colorado Catholic schools. Then it snowballed. Warner applied and was contacted. After phone interviews, St. Clare representatives flew Warner and her husband out to Colorado for face-to-face meetings. The couple was here for almost a week and everything fell into place, she says. Parent Drew Werner says Warner brings many years of experience and a slew of skills to the position.”She’s an excellent person for this position,” says Werner. “We’re thrilled and extremely fortunate to have her here.” The feeling is mutual.”The timing was perfect,” Peggy Warner says. “God was calling me here.”

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