June 24, 2016
Amarillo—Angi Seidenberger, principal at St. Joseph School since 2008, has been appointed Head of School at Holy Cross Catholic Academy.
The appointment was announced June 20 by Father Robert A. Busch, Ph.D, Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Amarillo. Seidenberger, who is succeeding Father Busch at Holy Cross, will begin her new responsibilities on Friday, July 1.
“Angi recently led St. Joseph School’s successful accreditation review by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department, so she is well-prepared to do the same for HCCA over the next several years,” said Father Busch. “Angi has spent her entire career in education in Catholic Schools and we look forward to the many gifts and insights she will bring to this position.”
Seidenberger has been at St. Joseph School since 2000, first as a kindergarten, fourth and fifth grade teacher, then as assistant principal for two years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Tarleton State University in Human Sciences and a Master’s Degree from West Texas A&M University in Education Administration.
“Teacher, parent, student and pastor relationships are one of the most important aspects of a Catholic school,” Seidenberger said. “I understand how to establish and maintain these relationships and am prepared to work hard to incorporate these into Holy Cross. I believe I bring a unique perspective to this position because I have been a teacher and an administrator in an elementary Catholic School and I am a parent of students that attend Holy Cross.
“Catholic education not only delivers strong academics, it teaches a student how to use their education and live the Gospel. The Catholicity of a school should be felt as soon as the building is entered and should be interwoven throughout the whole day. Students and all who encounter a Catholic school should be treated with dignity and respect. When a strong Catholic foundation is rooted into a student’s educational journey, they seek God in all they do and the rest falls into place.”