Rev. G. Fredrick Brucker, canonical administrator of Divine Providence Academy, is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Kate Beuschel as school principal. Divine Providence Academy is the Catholic school operated by the clustered parishes of St. Catherine in Ravenna, St. Francis Xavier in Conklin and St. Joseph in Wright, with school campuses at St. Catherine and St. Joseph.
Mrs. Beuschel began her new role on Aug. 24 after serving as interim principal since mid-July. Previously, she was the early childhood director for Divine Providence Academy for two years. Her experience also includes three years as the early childhood director for Steepletown Preschool, three years as a teacher in Sparta, Michigan, and three years as an early childhood special education teacher in Rigby, Idaho. She earned a bachelor’s degree in learning disabilities from Aquinas College and plans to pursue a master’s degree in educational leadership from Creighton University. She also holds certifications in elementary education, early childhood education, and learning disabilities. Mrs. Beuschel is a parishioner at St. Joseph and attended elementary school there as a child.
“We are excited to welcome Mrs. Beuschel as our new school principal,” said Father Brucker. “She was born and raised in our community and has been doing an excellent job as interim principal. Mrs. Beuschel brings with her a passion for Catholic education. I am eager to see her lead Divine Providence Academy!”
“I look forward to leading the Christ-centered programs through which Divine Providence Academy serves our families,” said Mrs. Beuschel. “I believe strongly in Catholic education, and I am honored to be Divine Providence Academy’s new principal. We cultivate courageous servants of God by nurturing, strengthening and promoting leadership through academic and spiritual excellence.”
Divine Providence Academy educates more than 75 students in preschool through 8th grade. The Academy is a first in the diocese, focusing on multi-age classrooms where each student learns at their individual pace.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,600 preschool through 12th grade students in seven counties. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life—that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential. Learn more here.