Helias Catholic High School hires new principal

5 years 7 months 50 minutes ago Wednesday, January 07 2015 Jan 7, 2015 Wednesday, January 07, 2015 8:23:00 AM CST January 07, 2015 in News
By: Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Helias Catholic High School announced Wednesday Kenya Fuemmeler as the school's new principal. 

Helias Catholic President Rev. Stephen Jones announced she will begin in July.

"I am extremely pleased that Kenya Fuemmeler will be our new principal," said Fr. Jones. "We are confident that she has the abilities and skills to help our administrative team effectively administer Helias Catholic and strengthen the school for the future."

Current principal Sister Jean Dietrich, SSND has requested to return to the position of assistant principal. Dietrich previously served as assistant principal from 1983 until she became principal in 1997. 

Fuemmeler, 30, is the present assistant principal at Moberly High School. She attended St. Joseph elementary school is a graduate of Salisbury High School. She has a degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Education from the University of Missouri. 

Jones describes Fuemmeler as a "product of Catholic education" and "a woman of strong Catholic faith."

Helias Catholic began the search for a new principal in September and chose Fuemmeler based on a recommendation from the search committee. 

Bishop John Gaydos of the Jefferson City diocese thanks the committee for its hard work.

"Be assured of my prayers and best wishes for Kenya Fuemmeler as she prepares to join the Helias Catholic High School administration and help us write the next chapter in the development of Catholic education in our capital city," the bishop said.

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