Saint Peter’s Announces Appointment of New Principal

After a long search process involving multiple candidates from across the nation, Fr. Gary Linsky, Pastor of Saint Peter’s, and members of the Principal Search Committee are pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Aubrey Herkert as the new principal of Saint Peter’s Catholic School. She begins her tenure at Saint Peter’s on June 13th and will overlap with Mrs. Kathy Preston, outgoing principal, until June 30th.  In July, Ms. Herkert will marry and become Mrs. Aubrey (Brodie) Wall. 

Ms. Herkert received a B.S. in Elementary and Kindergarten Education from The Pennsylvania State University and M. Ed in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a focus on educational technology at the University of South Carolina.  Most recently, she taught first grade at Satchel Ford Elementary School, where, among other responsibilities, she was a leader in technology implementation.  Of great importance, Ms. Herkert is an active member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church.

The Diocese of Charleston has an excellent program to guide new principals in their initial years.  Additionally, we’re pleased that Mrs. Preston will continue in a mentoring role and that Beth Dinndorf, JD, recent past president of Columbia College and a member of Saint Peter’s, has graciously agreed to help in the transition process. 

Ms. Herkert brings an intense love of education, a proven track record of success in the classroom, and a youthful energy that bodes well as we enter our 166th year of educating boys and girls in the Capital City!  As one of her professors said, “She has the skills to listen and learn about Saint Peter’s, rather than come in to revolutionize!” We’re thrilled to have her on board and look forward to the benefits of her organizational skills, enthusiasm and expertise. 

Please welcome Ms. Herkert and pray for both her and Saint Peter’s Catholic School as we move forward in the coming academic year.