Mooney’s interim principal gets the job

Formerly ran Archbishop Hoban High in Akron

YOUNGSTOWN — Mary Anne Beiting has been named the new principal of Cardinal Mooney High School, after serving as interim principal at the school since January.

The school’s president, Thomas Maj, and the Diocese of Youngstown made the announcement Thursday.

Beiting served in the Office of Catholic Schools for the past four years as director for Accreditation and Government Programs and the director of Boards and Secondary Schools. She had served as principal of Archbishop Hoban High School from 1990 to 2016, as well as associate principal for two years prior.

“Dr. Beiting has served the Mooney community well in her interim position, and I am excited that she has agreed to continue that good work into the 2020-21 school year. Her presence in that position will be a positive force as we transition Cardinal Mooney High School into the future,” Maj said.

Beiting said she appreciates the welcome she has received from the students, staff and families since she agreed to serve as the interim principal at a difficult moment in Mooney’s history.

Earlier this year, the previous Cardinal Mooney president, Mark Oles, and Principal Mark Vollmer both abruptly left their positions.

Beiting taught high school and college French for 12 years before beginning her career as an administrator.

She received both her doctoral degree and master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Akron. In 2014, she received a certificate in educational evaluation and assessment, also from the University of Akron. Earning a Master of Arts in French from the University of Kentucky in 1986, her undergraduate degree was earned in French and history from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, in 1975.

Beiting has served nationally on the Board of the National Catholic Education Association. She was principal when Archbishop Hoban High School was named a Blue Ribbon School. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Akron College of Education in 2012.

Beiting is a parishioner and active member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Akron. She and her husband Michael have four children and 11 grandchildren.



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