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Diocese fills 2 education jobs

Superintendent, secretary selected

A reorganization of diocesan offices has resulted in a new Secretary for Catholic Education as well as a new Superintendent for Catholic Schools.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced the appointees to the position last week.

Carl Loesch, the current principal of Marian High School in Mishawaka, was chosen for the newly created secretary job.

Marsha Jordan, who had been serving for a little more than a month as the interim superintendent of Catholic Schools was given the job permanently.

Jordan took over for Mark Myers, who served as superintendent since 2009.

“Carl has much education and experience in school administration, teaching and theology,” said Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades in a statement about Loesch’s appointment.

“I am looking forward to his leadership now on a broader scale, serving the important mission of catechesis and education throughout the diocese.”

Jordan graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and has been a biology teacher and was a dorm mother at Wawasee Preparatory in the 1970s.

She’s also been dean of girls at Bishop Dwenger High School and principal of Queen of Angels School in Fort Wayne.

“Marsha’s education and experience and her strong commitment to the mission of our Catholic schools have been a blessing to our diocese,” Rhoades said.

The diocese is forming a search committee to find a new principal at Marian High School, as Loesch’s appointment begins July 1.