Acclaimed principal accepts Holy Rosary position

When she heard Holy Rosary was searching for a new principal, she jumped at the opportunity.
Jun 13, 2012

After a nationwide search, Holy Rosary Parish in Edmonds is excited to announce that award-winning principal and assistant superintendent Susan Venable has accepted the position of principal.

She will assume the role on August 1, following Dr. Kathy Carr, who is retiring after leading Holy Rosary for 14 years.

Venable is a much-admired educational leader in the Edmonds School District with 37 years of educational work experience.

She served as principal of College Place Elementary School from 1996-2005 and as Edmonds School District Assistant Superintendent from 2005-2010.

Venable retired in 2010, but continued to volunteer as a parishioner at Holy Rosary Church.

When she heard Holy Rosary was searching for a new principal, she jumped at the opportunity.

“I am tremendously excited to have the opportunity to be the principal of Holy Rosary,” says Venable.  “I believe principal leadership is key to the success of a school and student achievement, and I look forward to sharing my expertise and working collaboratively with the staff, students and parents of Holy Rosary. I can’t wait to get started!”

Venable’s professional recognitions include the KCTS Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Leadership and a Blue Ribbon Award nomination.

She is a member of the Snohomish County Early Learning Coalition.

She is also a longtime parishioner of Holy Rosary Church whose children graduated from Holy Rosary School.

“We could not be more excited about Sue Venable accepting the role of Holy Rosary’s new principal, “ Holy Rosary Pastor Reverend Kenneth Haydock. “She has an outstanding professional history and reputation, and we feel blessed to have found the right person here in our parish to lead our school into the next generation.”

Since 1964, the nationally accredited Holy Rosary School in Edmonds, has been a primary ministry of Holy Rosary Parish, with the mission of educating children to be Catholic Christians, life-long learners, effective communicators, and responsible citizens.

It enrolls more than 220 students in pre-school through eighth grades.

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