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Parkersburg Catholic High School hires new principal

Catholic Schools this week announced Mary Caren “M.C.” Heffner will take the helm at Parkersburg Catholic on July 1.

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic High School has a new principal for the 2020-21 school year.

Catholic Schools this week announced Mary Caren “M.C.” Heffner will take the helm at Parkersburg Catholic on July 1.

“I am excited to become the principal of Parkersburg Catholic High School. I am eager to begin collaborative and enthusiastic work to build upon the current success of PCHS,” Heffner said in a press release Tuesday. “The impressive reputation of the talented staff and students, dedicated families and parishes, and supportive community members made our family’s decision to move from Florida to Parkersburg an easy one.”

Heffner is a graduate of Ohio University and has a master’s in interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction. She also completed an educational leadership program from National Louis University in Tampa, Fla.

“We are so excited about the future of PC and our growing community,” said Angela Stuckert, president of the Parkersburg Catholic Schools Advisory Board. “We’re delighted to welcome M.C. and everything she brings to the table.”

Heffner has more than 20 years of experience in education and most recently served as the principal of Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School in Venice, Fla. She and her husband Chris and daughter Emily will reside in Parkersburg.

“I am looking forward to beginning the upcoming school year with Mrs. Heffner,” said Amanda Weatherwax, dean of students and athletic director for Parkersburg Catholic Schools. “She is genuinely committed to quality Catholic education, and her knowledge and leadership will be a blessing to Parkersburg Catholic High School.”

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