President Appointed to Holy Cross Academy
Monday, 11 May 2015 00:00

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FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT May 5, 2015
SUBJECT         President Appointed to Holy Cross Academy

MORE INFO     Ms. Mary Fiala, Office of Catholic Schools   330.744.8451

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., has appointed Mrs. Jackie Zufall as President of Holy Cross
Academy, which consists of ten of the Catholic Elementary Schools in Stark County. Mrs.
Zufall is currently principal of St. Paul School in North Canton. As she completes her
responsibilities at St. Paul for this school year, she will serve as interim President. On July
1st, she will assume full duties as President.

Mrs. Zufall is completing her 20th year as principal of St. Paul School. Under her
leadership, strong programs in academics, technology, the arts, and athletics,
characterized by creativity and innovation, have been developed. In addition, the school
earned national recognition through the US Department of Education's Blue Ribbon
program. Prior to her tenure at St. Paul, Mrs. Zufall served as principal of St. James in
Waynesburg from 1991-1995. From 1976-1985, she served as a visual arts teacher in
Alliance City Schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. A graduate of Our
Lady of Peace School and Central Catholic High School, Mrs. Zufall earned a Bachelor in
Fine and Professional Art and Education and a Masters in Educational Supervision from
Kent State University.

Holy Cross Academy is comprised of St. Peter, Our Lady of Peace, St. Joan of Arc, and
St. Michael Schools in Canton, St. Paul School in North Canton, St. Louis in Louisville,
Regina Coeli/St. Joseph School in Alliance, St. Mary and St. Barbara Schools in
Massillon, and SS. Philip and James School in Canal Fulton. Under the auspices of the
Diocese of Youngstown, the President works with the pastors of the parishes with schools,
a Board of Directors, and the Office of Catholic Schools to support and strengthen Catholic
elementary education in Stark County.