Statement as issued Monday by the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
FORT WAYNE – Tiffany Albertson has been appointed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades as the principal of Bishop Luers High School effective July 1. Albertson has been the assistant principal of Bishop Luers since September of 2007.
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades stated, “I am very grateful that Mrs. Tiffany Albertson has accepted the position of principal of Bishop Luers High School. She has been an excellent assistant principal at Luers and has great experience in secondary school education and leadership. I am especially impressed by Tiffany’s strong commitment to the Catholic identity and mission of Bishop Luers High School.”
He added, “I am also deeply grateful to the search committee for its hard work and for recommending Mrs. Albertson to me for the principal position. And, of course, I thank Mrs. Mary Keefer for her outstanding service as principal of Bishop Luers for so many years.”
Mary Keefer announced her retirement as principal in April. A search committee was then formed to find a new principal.
“Tiffany is an excellent choice to lead Bishop Luers,” Keefer said. “She is a faith-filled woman, a hard worker and she knows education. She also loves our students. Bishop Luers High School is in good hands.”
As assistant principal, Albertson has a strong sense of the Bishop Luers community.
“The people that I get to work with every day make being at Luers the best job in the world,” she said. “I love the relationships that are formed and the sense of family that we have at Bishop Luers. Our kids are the best. I enjoy watching them grow in their spirituality, as well as their academics.”
Albertson said, “My vision for Bishop Luers is that each and every student God sends to us is able to grow in his or her faith and embody our Catholic identity. I want them to learn to live as an example of being Christ to others and seeing Christ in others. I want our faculty and staff to grow in their faith as well. In addition to spiritual growth, I want all of our students to reach their full potential academically and socially.”
Albertson holds a Bachelor of Science in biology secondary education from Saint Francis College in Fort Wayne. She has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University and attained her principal licensure through Indiana Wesleyan University’s program.
She also served on the Huntington Catholic School Board, Christ Renews His Parish, was a youth group sponsor, was a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Huntington and Whitley Counties and held offices as secretary, vice president and president of the board. She was also a Huntington County Literacy Coalition volunteer. Albertson was a biology and chemistry teacher at Huntington North High School from 1998 through 2007 and biology and chemistry teacher at Bishop Dwenger High School from 1996 through 1998.