After six years as principal of the now-closed St. William of York School in Baltimore, Noreen Heffner is taking on a new role as principal of St. Casimir School in Canton.
“It’s a wonderful, family-oriented school,” Heffner said, “and I think we need to keep that strong as we reach into the future in science, arts, music and technology.”
St. Casimir is very much a parish school and has a long history of sharing the faith with young people, she said. The New York native is looking forward to working with Conventual Franciscans who staff the parish.
There are currently 198 students enrolled – up from 165 last year. The East Baltimore school has picked up students from closed schools including Our Lady of Fatima and Sacred Heart of Mary.
Heffner, a parishioner of St. Joseph Passionist Monastery in Baltimore, was principal of St. William of York for 6 years. She previously taught there for 15 years and served as an assistant principal. She also taught at Cardinal Shehan School in Baltimore for one year.
Heffner holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, and a master’s degree in special education from Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore.