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4/27/2012 12:18:00 PM
Jesuit High's principal passes the torch
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photo by Ed Langlois
Sandy Satterberg
Catholic Sentinel
photo by Ed Langlois
Sandy Satterberg
Jesuit High School photo
Jesuit High's class of 2012
Jesuit High School photo
Jesuit High's class of 2012
Nick Biggi
For the Catholic Sentinel

In 1980, Sandy Satterberg stepped into room 12 to teach her first math class at Jesuit. Thirty-two years later, Satterberg has left a legacy as a principal, teacher and confidante.

Besides guiding Jesuit to many successes in athletics and academics, Satterberg is the first female principal at an American Jesuit high school. However, she remains staunch that her greatest accomplishment was more than an award or label.

“I think my greatest accomplishments are maintaining our commitment to the Ignatian identity of our mission and getting good people in positions where they can do what they love to do,” said Satterberg. “When you always refer to the mission in decision making and have good people who are passionate and committed to their vocation, the school runs smoothly, students excel, and community is formed.”

Although the decision was difficult, Satterberg announced that she would step down as principal of Jesuit High School last fall.

“I truly love being principal and believe there are always things we can do to make Jesuit a better place,” she said.

Satterberg will still be in the classroom two periods a day doing what she loves: being with Jesuit students.

After a nationwide search and many interviews with administration, faculty and even student government, Paul Hogan, Jesuit’s academic vice principal, was named principal effective July 1.

Hogan has held the position of Academic Vice Principal for 15 years. Being part of the Jesuit community for such long a time brings “continuity” and “stability” as Hogan describes it. Over the years, he has had a hand in many of the biggest projects and will see those through next year.

“You will see some changes that just happen to be coming because of timing, and then there are a few things I might do a little differently,” said Hogan.

Working under Satterberg for 15 years, Hogan was granted the opportunity to learn more about a job from someone students and staff consider a legend.

“I think Sandy Satterberg has been a prophetic voice and a real pioneer and groundbreaker,” said Hogan. “It’s not because she’s a woman principal of a Jesuit school, it’s because of her vision for the kind of school Jesuit could be.”

A baccalaureate Mass for the class of 2012 is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 in the school’s Knight Center gymnasium. Commencement takes place at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 3, also in the Knight Center.

Valedictorians, who earned grade point averages of 4.0 through seven semesters, are Olivia Artaiz, Bryce Eng and Natalia Redyk. Salutatorian is Anna Mai.

The writer is a senior at Jesuit High School.

Here are the graduates: Camille Adams, Antonio Albanese, Mitchell Allen, Thomas Amling, Mitchell Anctil, Jane Andersen, Alexander-James Andrada, Aysa Andresen, Sierra Arlauskas, Olivia Artaiz, Natalie Auger, Anton Axelson, Ivana Baricevic, John Barr, Katherine Barrer, Martin Barrett, Emily Bednark, Kirsten Bell, Leah Bensching, Kristin Beyrle, Nicholas Biggi, Douglas Blair, Allison Blaskowsky, Megan Block, Kevin Boehnlein, Elizabeth Boshears, Constantine Bratanata, Megan Brauser, Rebecca Brennan, Zoe Brenneke, Sarah Breuner, Austin Brown, Danielle Brown, Harrison Bruce, Emily Brugato, Jordan Bruhn, Bianca Bumpers, Michael Burger, Erin Butler, Madison Cameron, John Carlos Jr, James Carlson, Kori Carpenter, Isabella Carr, Eric Cech, Daniel Chalmers, Harrison Clair, Anna Coccodrilli, Mary Cole, Jackson Coleman, Madelyn Collins, Jordan Colson, Megan Conchuratt, Sean Connell, Ryan Cope, Anna Copic, Corbin Craven, Kathryn Craven, Jordan Croll, Kelly Cronin, Raul Cruz, Kelly Culleton, Soren Cullivan, Joseph DaSilva, Peter Davis, Madelyn De Rego, Annalee Delaporte, Andrew DeMarco, Adrienne Demaree, Peter Dempsey, Keenan dePinna, Shannah Dibb, Christopher DiMarco, Brianna Dixon, Jill Doyle, Riku Driscoll, Joseph Ducharme, Emily Echevarria, Henry Ehlen, Bryce Eng, Joseph Enger, Karin Erbling, Wyatt Fay, Edward Fitzgibbon, Halley Flake, Mark Fleckenstein, Connor Fogarty, Nora Fogarty, Samuel Forstag, Maddison Franck, Sarah Freepons, Euphemia Frie, Virginia Gabo, Christopher Gadowski, Dominic Galluzzo, Michael Gilbert, Christina Gill, Andrew Gist, Emily Glaser, Angeline Glaspey, Patrick Gonzalez, Joseph Graham, John Graham, III, Kendall Gray, Megan Greeney, Austin Griffin, Aily Grimaldi, John Hackman, Carson Hall, Rachel Hallett, Jaima Halliburton, Cameron Hamburg-Anderson, Paige Hamilton, Jackson Handkins, Emily Hansen, Caroline Haslach, Lauren Hatch, Keenan Hatfield, Eileen Heilman, Byron Held, Cassie Heller, Konrad Herrera, Devin Hill, Eric Ho, Kyle Hodge, Sydney Hoffman, Conor Hogan, Todd Holce, Nicole Holden, James Holland, Samuel Holt, Henry Hornecker, Dena Horstkotte, William Houlihan, Richard Hunnicutt, Aidan Jasperson, Tess Jennings, Collin Jewell, Dylan Johnson, Charles Johnson, III, Casey Jones, Spencer Jones, Mackenzie Joseph, Meghana Kalavar, Kristen Kalez, Tyler Kamerer, Olivia Kantor, Amelia Karakas, Catherine Kelley, Kyle Kern, Madeline Kinsman, Genevieve Kirkpatrick, Anton Klee, Kirsten Klein, Kahnery Kreitzberg, Kennon Krieger, Mallory Kruse, Samuel Krygier, Kelsey LaMont, Catherine Landgraf, David Leavy, Janssen Levin, Victoria Lindsay, David Louie, Samantha Lubben, Alicia Machuca, Erin Madden, Richard Maddock, Brian Mader, Anna Mai, Colin Maloney-Dunn, Rachel Manning, Ruth Manthey, Samuel Mariucci, Madeleine Marquard, Ann Martel, Gabrielle Martinez deCastro, Mackenzie Mathews, Ixchel Mazer, Marissa McBride, Jacob McCarthy, David McCaslin, Madison McCoy, Ian McDougall, Edward McGrath, Allison Meek, Rachel Mendelsohn, Hollin Metz, Shane Mileham, Caitlin Monahan, Mackenzie Moon, Maxwell Mooney, Dominic Mori, Daniel Mottice, Kathleen Mueller, John Muessle, Ignacio Mugica, Nicolas Mulflur, Taylor Murphy, Megan Murray, Lucas Myers, Emily Nelson, Victoria Nguyen, Vincent Nguyen, Tatiana Nicola, Conor Nistler, Werner Nistler III, James O'Brien, Kaitlin O'Donnell, Brenna O'Neill, Alexander Olsen, Emma Onasch, Luke Packan, Jean Parker, Nicholas Parker, Zuhair Parvez, Lillian Pelletier, Derek Pemberton, Katrina Penaflor, Madison Pengra-Watanabe, Josi Petersen, Mark Petrusich, Michaela Phillips, Ellen Rall, Natalia Redyk, Madeline Regan, Alexander Reinhart, Alexander Reiten, Nicholas Rigert, Laura Ritacco, Whitney Rogers, Nicholas Rohlman, Daniella Romanaggi, Nicholas Rothstein, Patrick Roy, Amanda Ruesch, Daniela Ruiz, Claire Rutledge, Natalie Sajal, Connor Salzman, Lauren Sander, Andrew Schmidt, Calvin Schneck, Megan Schneider, Gabriel Schnitzer, Morgan Sellers, Mark Seton, Grace Shaffer, Saloni Shah, Sahar Shamsian, Bryan Shaw, Brian Sheedy, Gabriella Shirazi, Ryan Sidley, Laurel Skinner, Matthew Soisson, Collin Spickerman, Ryan Stevens, Brett Strader, Catherine Strauser, Winston Stromme, Robert Strys, Riley Sullivan, Scot Sutton II, Kyle Sweeney, Amy Tennant, Jessica Timm, Nathaniel Tucker, Christopher Turina, Beau Ueland, Kimberly Uong, Pierre Van Rysselberghe, Alexander Varde-Gallegos, Aishwarya Vardhana, Danielle Vethany Villanueva, Kimberly Voelker, Catherine Waldram, Ian Walters, David Wanner, Cassie Weil, Hannah Weil, Andrew Weiss, Matthew Weivoda, Samantha Wellington, Marian Wendel, Coleman Wheeler, Connor White, Jenna White, Noah Wilskey, Claire Wilson, Adam Winterling, Michael Woodruff  





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