Gilmour Academy announces that Marc Haag, of University Heights, will be the new director of its Lower School, effective July 1. Yvonne Saunders, who has led the Lower School for the last two years, will now work on strategic- and mission-based initiatives for the school.
Haag has 25 years of principal experience. The last 13 years of his career were spent at Moreland Hills Elementary School overseeing 900 students and 150 staff. He has also served as principal at Pepper Pike Elementary School and Mayfield Middle School. Prior to that role, Haag was the assistant principal at Brady Middle School in the Orange district. Through his tenure as an administrator, he has principal experience at the Pre-K, K-5 and 5-7 levels.
Gilmour’s Head of School Kathy Kenny said of Haag, “Marc has created new schools, he has merged schools and he has provided leadership and direction for staff, students and families in existing schools. His experience is stellar.” She added, “He is an educator who began his career at Gilmour, a proven administrator, the father of four, a devoted volunteer and a highly regarded leader in educational circles.”
Haag has been involved at Gesu and Beaumont Schools, serving on educational advisory committees and on Beaumont’s Board of Directors. He stated, “I wanted to remain involved in the educational arena and my wife and I really value Catholic education. We are both products of parochial schools and Catholic high schools as are our children.”
Haag said, “Having begun my teaching career at Gilmour, it was a place that helped define me as an educator and a person. The opportunity to rejoin that learning community was one I just couldn’t pass up.”