Sister Kathleen Klarich, the longtime principal at Little Flower High School, announced her resignation, effective at the end of the academic year.
Sister Kathleen has been principal since 1995.
“During this time I have been blessed to work with so many dedicated and talented administrators, faculty and staff, students and parents, loyal alums, benefactors and friends,” she wrote in a letter. “Forever, I will be grateful to God for the many wonderful and rewarding interactions and experiences I have had during these years. It truly has been a gift for me to share my life and gifts within a diverse community of persons united in love and respect for the history, tradition and spirit of Little Flower and committed to living and promoting the vibrant mission of Little Flower Catholic High School.”
A Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate, Sister Kathleen has served as a teacher and administrator for 45 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.
“Upon completion of this present school year, I anticipate beginning a sabbatical year. My Religious Community has granted me this opportunity to pursue theological, spiritual, personal and professional renewal and updating in preparation for my future ministry,” she said.
Sister Kathleen said the Office of Catholic Education will conduct the search for a new principal.
“I know you will join me in praying, through the intercession of our patroness, St. Therese, that God will inspire their selection of the best possible candidate to assume the responsibility of serving as Principal of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls,” she said.
Prior to being appointed principal of Little Flower, Sister Kathleen served as an administrator at John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School, a member of the guidance staff at Merion Mercy Academy and a business teacher at Hallahan and Little Flower. ••