By Celine Klosterman
The former principal of Assumption High School in Davenport is now the chief administrative officer of Holy Trinity Catholic Schools in Lee County.
Chuck Elbert’s term began July 1 at Holy Trinity, where he is also principal of the junior/senior high school in Fort Madison.
“We are excited about his vision, leadership and commitment to Catholic education,” said Gary Hoyer, president of Holy Trinity’s board of education. “He has demonstrated in his past employment that he is certainly capable, and we felt he was an excellent fit for the Holy Trinity community.”
Elbert has been in education for more than 27 years, including 18 years in Catholic schools. He served as principal of Assumption from 2009-12 and, before that, as principal at St. Edmond Catholic Middle/Senior High School in Fort Dodge for 10 years. He began his career teaching science and coaching at Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque.
He earned a B.S. degree in biology and science education from the University of Iowa and master’s and education specialist degrees from Drake University. He holds an Iowa superintendent’s license.
Elbert said he was drawn to Holy Trinity by the opportunity to continue his work in Catholic schools at a higher leadership level of responsibility. “I am excited to be a part of our Holy Trinity family and would like to welcome everyone to stop by for a visit.”
He succeeds Richard Facciolo, who passed away in March.
Elbert’s family includes four brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Holy Trinity Catholic Schools had 160 students in grades 7-12, 150 K-6 students and 76 early childhood students in fall 2011.