Bishop Earl Boyea has named a new President and a new Principal to Lansing Catholic High School:
“I am delighted to welcome both Dominic Iocco as the new President of Lansing Catholic High School and Krystyn Schmerbeck as the school’s new Principal and can assure them of the support and, most importantly, the prayers of Bishop Boyea and all within the Diocese of Lansing in the months and years to come,” said Tom Maloney, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Lansing, May 21.
“As disciples of Jesus Christ and servant leaders, Dominic and Krystyn bring the skill set, experience and desire to advance and fulfill the mission of Catholic education to form saints and scholars.”
Dominic Iocco has a background in both business and academia. Most recently he has been President of Jet-Hot Coatings in North Carolina for the past five years. Prior to that Dominic served as Provost and Professor of Business and New Media at John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, California. He also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University.
“I am honored to serve as the next President of Lansing Catholic,” said Dominic upon is appointment being announced.
“It is a blessing to join a community that has been a shining example of educational excellence during these difficult times. The fact that LCHS moved seamlessly into remote learning when so many other schools struggled is a testament to the parents, students, faculty, and staff. This fall will bring its own set of challenges, but Lansing Catholic is prepared to deliver academic excellence in every scenario.”
“I'm very excited to help lead this faith-filled community and build upon such a strong tradition of forming young men and women spiritually, intellectually, and socially into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.”
Meanwhile, the new Principal of Lansing Catholic High School is Krystyn Schmerbeck, who brings nine years of educational experience to the post, most recently at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Dumfries, Virginia where she taught all levels of Latin. She also has experience coaching field hockey and lacrosse.
“I am excited to undertake the privilege of serving as the next principal of Lansing Catholic High School,” said Krystyn.
“I firmly believe that all Catholic education involves teaching a way of life such that all members of the Lansing Catholic community -- students, families, faculty and staff -- grow into the men and women Christ calls them to become. I am eager to join this community and meet all of its beautiful members.”
Krystyn has a Masters in Public Policy from George Washington University in D.C and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Classical Languages from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.
Both new members of staff will take up their posts at Lansing Catholic High School, effective July 1, 2020.