Pedersen named Principal of Regis middle, high schools

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (REGIS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NEWS RELEASE) -- Regis Catholic Schools announced today that Paul Pedersen will be the next Principal of Regis Middle School and Regis High School starting July 1st, 2014.

Paul Pedersen's roots run deeply through our Catholic schools. Both of his parents, Daniel and Jane (Knutson) Pedersen graduated from Regis in 1969. Paul and his sister Jenny '93 attended our Catholic schools through graduation. He then returned to Regis Catholic Schools in 1998 as a Social Studies Teacher in Regis Middle School and He and his wife Julie sent Jacob '07, Janae '13, and Cameron '15, through our Catholic Schools. Paul has advanced into leadership roles as the Middle School Dean of Students and most recently as an Assistant Administrator at Regis.

Bill Uelmen, current Advancement Director and Past Principal at Regis, highly recommended Paul for the Regis Principal position: "Paul has gained valuable experience as the Middle School Dean of Students and Assistant to the Principal. He knows the history and culture of the Regis Community and will be able to implement the teaching and learning advances outlined in our strategic plan. I enjoyed my time mentoring Paul when I was Regis Principal and feel he is ready to step into this leadership role."

Mark Gobler '73, President commented, "Paul was always considered as one of the front-runners for the Principal position but really stood out during the interview process. A team of students, parents, Education Commission members, faculty, and administrators interviewed six candidates for the position. Mr. Pedersen is of strong Catholic Faith, knows what Regis needs to do to continue its tradition of excellence, and has a strong support network within our schools."

In regards to his new leadership role Paul commented, "It has been my personal goal to see the forward direction of Regis. As Regis Principal, I will continue to implement our strategic plan which supports our efforts in advancing our whole-student approach to education - teaching the body, mind, and soul. "

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