St. Paul Lutheran School names new principal
Jeremy Louden has accepted the call to become the next principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Westlake.
Louden is expected to begin his duties this summer.
“After just a few years in the classroom, Mr. Louden's superiors told him he was going to be an administrator some day. He continued teaching and added two Master's Degrees in Administration and is now primed to put all this preparation into his leadership of St. Paul Lutheran School,” said interim Principal Rev. Dr. David Buegler. “There is a verse in the Bible that says, 'For Such A Time As This...' I am thrilled to quote that verse to speak about our excitement in bringing Jeremy Louden from Texas to Ohio for such a time as this.”
A 2002 graduate of Lutheran West High School, Louden grew up attending West Park Lutheran School in Cleveland. He is a graduate of Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and most recently has been a teacher at Lutheran South Academy in Houston, Texas since 2007. Louden is an award-winning basketball coach and band director, and holds two master's degrees: one in educational administration and one in coaching and athletics. He has also completed the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) School Leadership Development (SLED) certification.
Louden is married to Elizabeth Louden, a teacher who also hails from Ohio. They are the parents of Natalie, 6, and Maverick, 3, and also expect their third child in October.
Louden was chosen by the St. Paul Lutheran Call Committee and School Board members for the position after an extensive search process.
St. Paul Lutheran School will celebrate its 160th anniversary next year.
Rick Haase is Director of Enrollment and Marketing at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Westlake