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Sara Brady of Lebanon has accepted the principal's position at Calvary Elementary School.
"The council reviewed over 15 qualified applicants and after a strong interview process selected Mrs. Brady to lead the school," Dr. Chuck Hamilton, Marion County superintendent write in a press release. "Following Mrs. Pam Marks will be a difficult task, but the council felt Mrs. Brady was up to the job and shared the council's vision for the future of CES."
The school based decision making council unanimously approved Brady's appointment Wednesday, June 27, during a special called council meeting.
The vacancy was created when Principal Pam Marks announced her retirement before the 2011-12 school year was complete.
Brady began her career as a teacher at CES and has taught there for more than nine years. Most of her career has been focused around teaching a multi-age classroom of second and third grade students.
Originally from Springfield, Brady attended St. Catharine College and received an associate's degree in early childhood education. She furthered her education at Campbellsville University with her bachelor's degree in elementary education. In 2007, Brady obtained her National Board certification and shortly after completed her master's degree in elementary leadership with Capella University.
Brady has been an active member at her school serving on SBDM council, working with PTO, mentoring student teachers, and first year teachers.
She's married to Jason Brady and they have a 9-year-old son, Zachary.
"I am very humbled and excited to be given the opportunity to work with the awesome professionals of Marion County Public Schools," Brady said in a press release. "I am truly blessed to lead the group of dedicated teachers and support staff at Calvary Elementary. It is my desire to continue Calvary's reputation of being a top performing school where student achievement remains our highest priority."
Brady will begin her role as principal on Aug. 1. Marks will continue work in the district through Sept. 30, and will assist Brady in the transition at Calvary Elementary School.
More on Brady will be reported in a future edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.