05/07/12 The St. Michael community of Plymouth is pleased to announce that Mrs. Amy L. Weidner will become principal of St. Michael Catholic School beginning July 1, 2012. Mrs. Weidner will replace Ms. Trudy Nawara, principal for the past 15 years who is retiring.
Mrs. Weidner, 44, comes to St. Michael with 20 years of experience in Education. For the past three years she has served as principal of St. John Evangelist Elementary School in Goshen, Ind. The Principal Search Committee of St. Michael was very impressed with Mrs. Weidner’s dedication to religious development of students which is so important to St. Michael’s School.
In addition, her administrative experience, knowledge of best practices in instruction, and support positive family involvement will help St. Michael build on the tradition of excellent education offered here. Mrs. Weidner resides in Plymouth with her husband, Craig and two children, Cameron, 10 and Caden, 9, both students at St. Michael. Mrs. Weidner’s father was a student of St. Michael in the 1940’s and she and her sister attended also.
As she said during an interview, Mrs. Weidner is excited and honored to give back to St. Michael and our community.
“It is my strong desire to give back to the school and parish, which has influenced my career path and laid the foundation of my life,” Mrs. Weidner said. “I believe that at an early age, St. Michael School and Parish have given me the life long gift of faith, which is a priceless gem to be passed for future generations. Now it is an honor to come full circle to serve the school, staff, students, and their families.” She added.
Located at 611 N. Center Street, Plymouth, St. Michael, open to grades K through 8th, is among the top educational facilities in the state. For five years running, St. Michael has received has received “Exemplary Progress” Recognition from the Indiana Department of Education-the highest level possible for an accredited school. Year after year, St. Michael has consistently ranked in the upper reaches of ISTEP + scores and a leader in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese.