Alumni Feature – Lynn Schultz
St. Bernadette Principal Lynn Schultz, and St. Thomas More alum, has attended Catholic school from grade school through college and understands the role Catholic school had in forming her into who she is today. “I am grateful for the sacrifices my parents made to send me to Catholic schools. I had caring and dedicated teachers helping to shape me in my faith. The gift of Catholic education is a blessing and it continues to be a part of God’s calling in my life.”
She said one of her fondest memories of Catholic school is the May Crowning at St. Thomas More when she was chosen to be the eighth-grade student to crown Mary. This honor and special moment sparked a very close relationship for her with the blessed Mother. “Since that day I have felt her close to me, reminding me that God has a plan for me and to trust in that plan,” she said.
Lynn and her husband, John, principal of Gross Catholic High School, chose Catholic education for their daughter, Kylee, for many reasons. “We wanted to offer her an environment where faith is a part of everything, high morals are expected and strong academics are a given. We knew she would receive excellent instruction in faith, social, emotional, and academics,” said Lynn. Kylee is a senior at Gross.
Lynn has been principal of St. Bernadette since 2010 and said although there are many things she loves about St. Bernadette, her students at the top of the list. “They are the reason we have such dedicated teachers. They are the reason we can walk with God in our vocation to teach. They are our primary focus,” she said. “I love seeing my students grow and mature. It is so amazing being at St. Bernadette, where there are obvious ‘God moments’ all day long, every day of the year.” She said she is grateful that God called her to a leadership role at St. Bernadette. “I attempt to be a ‘servant’ in all that I do. The blessings that have come to my family and me during my time at St. Bernadette are countless. I hope to continue to be a part of this faith-filled community for years to come.”