The Rev. Michael Roemmele, an associate pastor of Sandusky’s three Catholic parishes, will become the school’s chancellor, according to a Thursday news release.
The new position will include overseeing the school’s development and fundraising, with an emphasis on marketing and communication within the community, Roemmele said. “I’m honored and excited to take on this new responsibility and look forward to working with the great team we have in place” he said.
Sandusky Central Catholic School is still on the hunt for two administrators to assist Roemmele.
This past week, first-year president Melody Curtis announced she’s departing to become principal of Immaculate Conception School in Bellevue next school next year. K-12 principal Mike Savona, in his fifth year of employment, is set to retire from education at the same time.
The school will not replace the president position, but instead plans to hire two principals to work with Roemmele, with one overseeing grades K-6 and another responsible for grades 7-12. “Through hard work and vision, we have in place a solid structure that allows us to bring in Father Michael and keep moving forward with the strategic plan,” school board president Tamara Humphrey said.
Roemmele has been associate pastor of Sandusky’s three Catholic parishes since 2013, and will continue that job’s responsibilities while also working at the school.
Roemmele studied at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, where he received his master of divinity degree and a master’s degree of arts in theology. His previous parishes include St. Pius X in Sycamore and St. Mary in Tiffin. He was also chaplain of Tiffin Calvert High School.
He said he’s looking forward to implementing the school’s newly refreshed strategic plan, working with its students, and collaborating with its chief financial officer and soon-to-be-hired principals. “Everything we’re doing here centers around our goal of teaching our students to be leaders in school, in the church and in their community,” Roemmele said. “Good things have happened in our past, good things are happening now, and I’m confident we have great things ahead in our future”