June 11, 2010

Lumen Christi School names new headmaster

Criterion staff report

Bradden KluesnerBradden Kluesner has been appointed by the board of Lumen Christi Catholic School in Indianapolis as headmaster.

A native of Jasper, Ind., Kluesner earned a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Notre Dame in northern Indiana through its Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, which is a component of the school’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) initiative.

He also earned a master’s degree in education through Notre Dame’s ACE Service Through Teaching Program.

Kluesner, 31, also completed a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Kluesner’s experience in Catholic education includes teaching in both grade school and high school as well as serving as a parish director of religious education and a school athletic director. He designed and helped implement a Catholic high school tuition assistance program for children of the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Venice, Fla.

“Brad Kluesner brings to Lumen Christi his strong faith and tremendous energy, successful experience in Catholic schools, top-flight academic preparation, and a passionate commitment to Catholic education and to the mission of our school,” said Tom Feick, president of the Lumen Christi board.

Lumen Christi conducted an extensive search for the newly created headmaster position. Stephen Noone, former principal of Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis and superintendent of schools in the archdiocese, has served as interim administrator of Lumen Christi since January 2009.

“We owe tremendous thanks to Steve Noone for giving Lumen Christi the benefit of his experience and expertise over the past year and a half,” Feick said.

Lumen Christi is a private, independent Catholic school for kindergarten through 12th grade founded in 2002, and located at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis.

(For more information on Lumen Christi School, call 317-632-3174 or log on to www.lumenchristischool.org.)

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