NATCHEZ — In a letter to school teachers, students and parents last week, Father Aaron Williams said Cathedral School will soon make changes to the administrative staff structure.
Former lead administrator Jessica Carter announced in April that she would be stepping down this summer, leaving a vacancy in her position.
“As we come to the end of another successful school year, I am delighted to share with you some important announcements regarding the future of administration at Cathedral School,” Williams said in her letter to the Cathedral family. .
“In considering the operational and administrative needs of the school, it was determined that a structural change was necessary so that our principals would be able to devote the necessary time to their very important work. From July 2022, the Chief Cathedral School Administrator will be known as the “Head of School”. This position will be dedicated more specifically to the operational and business needs of the school as well as community relations, development and support of our principals.
“Additionally, the Head of School will be assisted by Heads of Primary and Secondary School, whose primary responsibility will be the academic and curricular needs of the respective schools, discipline, and the support and training of our superb corps. professor.”
Williams said Kimberly Burkley will continue in her role as elementary principal and Robin Branton, who is vice-principal, will step into a new role as high school principal. An interim principal will be announced later today.
“I am very grateful for their continued service to our community. Both are well equipped for the responsibilities of these positions and will provide the continuity needed for our program,” said Williams.
“In the coming weeks, Cathedral School will begin a formal search for a permanent principal. In the meantime, an interim principal will soon be announced to serve beginning in the fall semester. I have personally committed to overseeing essential school administration duties at the start of the summer and am very grateful for the support I have received from our principals and administrative and business offices. Cathedral is in a position to strength for the future, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to personally participate in our summer planning and review of our operations.
Williams also addressed a word of gratitude to Carter in his letter, for his “outstanding service as lead administrator over the past year.”
“Jessica put her heart into this school and provided a service to our community that we should all be grateful for. I wish her the best as she prepares to take on a new role in the Concordia Parish School District,” he said. “I look forward to welcoming new students and alumni to our school in August, and I entrust the well-being of our school to the mighty intercession of Our Lady of Sorrows and Saint Joseph.”