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Marian Central Catholic High School superintendent to retire this year

WOODSTOCK – The longtime superintendent of Marian Central Catholic High School will resign at the end of the school year.

Superintendent Tom Landers submitted his retirement letter, effective June 30, to the school and the Rockford Diocese, ending his 32-year tenure as the head of the county’s sole Catholic high school, according to a news release.

Landers took on the role in July 1983 after two years as the school’s assistant principal, the release said. Before coming to Marian Central, he was the principal of Holy Family Catholic Elementary School in Rockford for two years and spent eight years as a teacher and coach at Boylan Catholic High School, also in Rockford.

In total, Landers has spent 46 years as an educator, the release said. 

School officials are now searching for a new superintendent to take over the position in July.

The position is listed on the Rockford Diocese’s website, which says applicants must have a master’s degree, preferably in school administration; be licensed to work as a school administrator; and have a minimum of five years of experience as a school administrator, preferably in a Catholic school.

The listing sets the deadline to apply for March 2.

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