La Salle welcomes new staffers

During La Salle's first Mass of the 2019-20 school year, students and staff welcomed several new people who joined the school within the past year.

As they stood in front of everyone assembled for Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church Wednesday afternoon, the new staffers were asked if they would take the Lasallian Heroic Vow, a pledge to recognize God’s presence and serve as role models and big brothers and sisters to students.

After each newcomer promised "I will," President/Principal Andrew Kuffner and Executive Director Matthew Winningham gave each one a medal of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

"La Salle very intentionally called the first teachers brothers, so we continue that tradition of viewing our entire staff as brothers and sisters," said Kuffner. "Each person involved in this work is central to the fulfillment of the mission."
The new Lasallians who took the oath include:
  • Marty Avery, Director of Finance, who has extensive nonprofit experience and most recently served as a senior financial analyst for Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
  • Michelle Crimmins, Director of Alumni Giving, whose marketing and development experience includes working as the marketing and communications manager at De La Salle North Catholic High School.

  • Huy Lam, Computer Systems Administrator, who has worked in a variety of network and IT support roles.

  • Sarah Maher, Director of Service and Dean of Women, who worked at De La Salle North Catholic High School, where she served as their Faith, Service, and Community coordinator and as a Religious Studies teacher.

  • Andrew Yoshihara, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion support, who is the executive director of Bustin’ Barriers, a nonprofit that provides activities and socialization for individuals experiencing disability, and who has also coached Falcon basketball players for several years.
“I’m so grateful each of these people said “yes” to join this amazing staff," said Kuffner. " I look forward to witnessing the unique gifts they will share with this community.”
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