The Marshalltown Area Catholic School Board is in the middle of the search to find the next principal of the school.
Current Principal Jim Wessling has announced he will resign at the end of June after leading MACS for six years. His family is returning to his native Kansas and he will run a Catholic school there and be closer to relatives.
"I enjoyed it," Wessling said of his time at MACS. "The teachers here have been good to work with. They are more than willing to go the extra mile for their students."
One of the things Wessling is most proud of is starting a morning prayer program with all the MACS students.
Applications have been received for the position and interviews are expected to occur in May, said Paul Seberger, president of the MACS School Board. The board has come up with a selection committee made up for board members, church members and parents. Teachers will also be asked to provide input.
"We hope to have an offer out by the end of May," Seberger said.
Seberger said they will be looking for someone with drive and energy, which will be needed since MACS is on the verge of a building project to bring all its preschool through sixth grades to one site.
"We are looking for someone to bring energy to our building project with the opportunity that we have to build a new school," Seberger said.
Seberger said Wessling had a drive to provide quality education and high expectations for behavior at MACS.