Zeller resigns as DCS superintendentDickinson Catholic Schools announced the resignation of Superintendent Sister Dorothy Zeller in a press release Tuesday.
Dickinson Catholic Schools announced the resignation of Superintendent Sister Dorothy Zeller in a press release Tuesday.
Zeller has served as superintendent of DCS for about a year and a half and her resignation is effective June 30.
Zeller began as principal of St. Wenceslaus School in 2000. She then assumed responsibility for St. Joseph School.
After unification of the Catholic School system in Dickinson, Zeller served as Principal of Trinity Elementary East and Trinity Elementary West, according to the press release.
Zeller said she has enjoyed her time as superintendent.
“I find that that closer relationship with staff members is what I really enjoy, and that’s more of a principal position,” Zeller said. “My options are wide open, I will be in dialogue with leadership and see where the greatest needs are.”
The decision to resign, she said, was rather recent.
Brian Rummel, vice president of the DCS Board of Education, said the board appreciates Zeller’s past efforts and dedication.
“She was a vital part of the consolidation of what we know today as Dickinson Catholic Schools,” Rummel said. “With all the transition that we’ve had, with enrollment and budget issues, she was very much a part of that, getting us to the point where we are today.”
Rummel said a search committee for a replacement will be formed at the next board meeting, slated to be held at the end of the month.
He said he hopes the board will be able to select a new superintendent this spring.
“I’m going to miss the friendships that I’ve built, especially with staff over the past 10 years, and serving in Dickinson,” Zeller said. “We’ve got many strong staff members that are very dedicated, committed teachers.”