Washington Catholic Schools names first president

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WASHINGTON, Ind. (WEHT) — Father Paul Ferguson, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish, has appointed the first president of Washington Catholic Schools.

Linda D. Ketzner began her duties Monday.

“The president/principal model is a successful leadership model implemented by Catholic schools across the country,” said Dr. Daryl Hagan, Diocese of Evansville Superintendent of Schools. “Mrs. Ketzner, as the first president of Washington Catholic Schools, will facilitate the school strategic plans as well as lead the institutional advancement for both schools. I look forward to her being a part of the educational ministry of the parish.” 

Ketzner has a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Evansville and a master’s degree is education from Indiana State University. Later this year, she will receive a Ph.D. in K-12 Education with a specialization in Leadership from Walden University.

Ketzner’s background includes service from 2013-2018 as Special Education Life Skills Teacher and Speech Team Coach at Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville. She began her career as an Academic Skills Adjunct at the University of Southern Indiana, and went on to develop, and serve as President of, the Educational Tutoring Center in Evansville. She also has served as Day Treatment Program Instructor at the United Methodist Youth Home in Evansville, and as a Behavior Consultant with Positive Pathways.

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(This story was originally published on March 16, 2020)

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