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Linda Olejnik named principal of St. John Vianney Catholic School

August 20, 2019
Linda Olejnik is principal of St. John Vianney Catholic School.

Rev. John Vallier, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Wyoming, is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Linda Olejnik as school principal. She began her new role on Aug. 5.

Mrs. Olejnik most recently spent six years as assistant principal at Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids. Before that, she taught English at Catholic Central for 14 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from Aquinas College and a master’s degree in English from Grand Valley State University and plans to pursue a master’s in educational leadership from Creighton University.

“It is with great enthusiasm and confidence that we welcome Mrs. Olejnik as principal,” said Father Vallier. “Mrs. Olejnik comes to us with great experience in our alliance of Catholic schools and a desire to lead young people to follow Christ in their daily lives -- spiritually, academically and socially. With the many challenges that young students and families face in society today, Mrs. Olejnik will be an excellent servant leader in our Roman Catholic tradition of entering school to learn and leaving to serve.”

“St. John Vianney is driven by a strong dedication to faith and educational excellence, and I am excited to join this vibrant, close, and faith-filled community,” said Mrs. Olejnik. “It is a special blessing to work with students in their most formative years, to form them in the Catholic faith and to support their growth academically and socially, pre-K through 8th grade.”

St. John Vianney School serves more than 260 students in preschool through 8th grade. Learn more at