St. Rita Announces New Administration

By: John Nee '93

St. Rita of Cascia High School has restructured its Administrative Team for the 2018-2019 school year.

Fr. Paul Galetto, O.S.A., Ph.D. will continue in his role as Head of School and is joined by Mr. Wes Benak '81 who has been elevated to the role of Dean of Academics in his 25th year at St. Rita, and Mr. Josh Blaszak '02 who, after 11 years of service at St. Rita, has been elevated to the role of Dean of Student Leadership to form St. Rita’s Academic Administration. Mr. Mike Zunica (HON) will remain in his role as President of St. Rita and Ms. Eileen Spulak will remain in her role as Chief Financial Officer to form St. Rita’s Corporate Administration with Fr. Paul.

 St. Rita Administration (L to R): Mr. Wes Benak, '81, Dean of Academics; Mr. Josh Blaszak '02, Dean of Student Leadership; Fr. Anthony Pizzo, O.S.A., Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians, Fr. Paul Galetto, O.S.A., Ph.D., Head of School, Ms. Eileen Spulak, Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Mike Zunica, President

St. Rita Administration (L to R): Mr. Wes Benak, '81, Dean of Academics; Mr. Josh Blaszak '02, Dean of Student Leadership; Fr. Anthony Pizzo, O.S.A., Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians, Fr. Paul Galetto, O.S.A., Ph.D., Head of School, Ms. Eileen Spulak, Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Mike Zunica, President

Working under the Administration will be Director of Facilities, Mr. Gary DeCesare (HON); Director of Discipline, Mr. Andrew DiMarco; Director of Technology, Mr. Paul Harrington; Director of Enrollment Management, Mr. Ed Leiser '04; Director of Guidance, Mrs. Jill Nagel; and Director of Athletics, Mr. Roshawn Russell '08, who will also serve as the Assistant Director of Discipline.

These are just some of the very exciting things happening around St. Rita, which is about to begin its 114th School Year. The St. Rita Dining Hall has been air-conditioned. The Mrozek Family Fitness Center construction will be complete in mid-October and John McNicholas Baseball Clubhouse and the St. Rita Gymnasium renovation are nearing completion. St. Rita has been able to raise close to $6 million through its capital campaign concurrently with an increase in student enrollment. With this momentum, 2018-19 promises to be one of the most exciting academic years in the history of the school.