Linda Hansen assumes responsibility for ensuring the school’s Catholic, Dominican traditions.
After an extensive search, Marian Catholic High School has selected Linda Hansen as its first Vice President of Ministry and Mission. As a Dominican school, Marian Catholic places special emphasis on the education of the whole person. The newly created leadership position will be instrumental in ensuring that the Marian Catholic community maintains its spiritual focus and direction, guided by the four Dominican Pillars of Prayer, Study, Community, and Preaching.
Linda has served Marian Catholic for over 30 years in the English and Theology departments, as an administrator for the Bracha Center (the school’s in-house tutoring and academic center), and an Understanding by Design (UbD) lead teacher. Throughout her career, Linda has been influential in creating and initiating new programs including a summer study skills program, Marian Catholic’s AP Seminar curriculum, and Think Tank, the precursor to the Bracha Center. Linda’s two children, Robert '13 and Ruth '21, attended Marian Catholic; there is no doubt she is fully invested in the school.
“We have the potential to more fully live out our mission at Marian Catholic,” said Linda. “This includes further integration of service, opportunities to get our students actively involved in faith life, and building community both within and outside our walls. I am excited to bring us back to our roots while also living out our mission in the modern day.”
In addition to earning a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English, from Loyola University, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from the Catholic Theological Union, Linda received Catechist Certification from the Archdiocese of Chicago, and a Certificate in Lay Ecclesial Ministry from the Diocese of Gary, Indiana. She assists Marian Catholic with Masses, senior Kairos experiences, and retreats and is very active in her parish, St. Michael the Archangel in Schererville, Ind.
“Linda is a strong woman who puts her faith into action. She possesses the energy, passion, skills, and experiences to develop and initiate the programs necessary to meet the demands of the position,” stated Marian Catholic President Vince Krydynski ’81. “She will be a tremendous addition to the school leadership team and will provide the necessary focus on our ministry and mission. I appreciate her willingness to step up and take an active role in supporting the direction of our school.”
Marian Catholic High School is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school within the Dominican tradition of study, prayer, community, and preaching. Marian Catholic students seek truth, exhibit personal responsibility, cultivate their individual talents, and demonstrate ethical leadership and Christian service. Visit www.marianchs.com for more information.