Holy Cross School Headmaster to retire in 2017

Holy Cross School Headmaster to retire in 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Holy Cross School says Headmaster Charles J. DiGange will retire in June of 2017.

DiGange has served as headmaster since 2004.

According to Holy Cross, this marks the second longest tenure of a headmaster at a New Orleans institution.

Holy Cross School Director of Public Affairs, Shelly B. Raynal says, DiGange led the school through its relocation from the 9th ward after Hurricane Katrina.

The facility, located in Gentilly, is home to the Middle School, High School, and Student Center.

Digange is credited with establishing the Holy Cross Primary School, making Holy Cross the only Catholic school in the New Orleans area for boys from Pre-K through 12th grade.

Raynal says, during DiGange's tenure, enrollment has increased 121% since the school's relocation to Gentilly.

According to Holy Cross, Mr. DiGange said, "Holy Cross School has been a part of my life for 56 years. It is and always will be a very special place to me."

The school says it has formed a search committee, and will begin the process of identifying a new headmaster soon.

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