There will be a new principal at St. Rita's School next year. Mary Ellen Wagner will replace Sr. Katherine Ann Rappl, RSM, who is retiring. Wagner will start on July 1.
Wagner, who is from Rochester, has been serving as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Diocese of Rochester Catholic Schools. She previously served as principal of Nazareth Middle School and Nazareth Academy of Rochester from 2008-2010, as well as principal of the former Holy Family School in Rochester from 2003-2008.
Wagner is presently co-chairperson for the New York State Interdiocesan Curriculum Committee and served as New York State representative for National Catholic Education Association's Executive Committee for Elementary Schools, as well as a member of NCEA's Awards Selection Committee for Distinguished Teacher and Distinguished Principal for New York State.