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Holy Family Schools welcome new chief administrator

Cedar Rapids native returns to NE Iowa to take position

CEDAR RAPIDS – Holy Family Catholic Schools welcome home to Iowa Dubuque Wahlert graduate Zach Zeckser (‘96) to serve as Holy Family’s new chief administrator. Zeckser had previously taught high school for 11 years before serving as an ele­mentary school principal for the past five years, all in the Twin Cities, where he has lived since moving from Iowa. Zeckser assumed his position on July 2.

Zeckser is committed to Catholic education, ­having worked 16 years in Catholic schools and having earned two advanced degrees, including his most recent master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Leadership Program. Zeckser subscribes to the leadership paradigm known as servant leadership and recently helped to create a school model known as Catholic IDEALS, which is an acronym whose letters stand for innovation, differentiation, enrichment, activity, leadership and spirituality.

Zeckser and the Holy Family School System are eager to work together for an exciting future in the Catholic schools on the west side of Cedar Rapids.