Search Update | January 2019

Important Message for Parents

 The parent group interviews scheduled for Tuesday morning with presidential candidates is cancelled for today.


January, 2019

Happy New Year!  The search for a new President/CEO is proceeding well and the members of our Search Committee are working diligently to recommend the next leader of St. Mary’s Ryken High School.  We advertised the position throughout October and were pleased with the number of applicants interested.  Our search consultant, Catholic School Management, screened, interviewed and checked references on the qualified candidates and as a result, the applicant pool was narrowed to three. 

The Search Committee interviewed these top tier candidates the week before Thanksgiving.   Each brings characteristics, skills, experiences and strong faith that would serve St. Mary’s Ryken well in this next phase of our history.

The next step in the search process involves each candidate meeting with groups of faculty/staff, parents and students on January 14 and 15.  The Search Committee will use this stakeholder feedback to further discern.  All members of the SMR community are invited to suggest questions for the candidates to answer via the designated email at

Please keep this important endeavor in your prayers and we will keep you informed as the search proceeds.