(Posted Aug. 4, 2022)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
St. Patrick School in London welcomes a new principal for the start of the 2022-23 school year.
Rick Logue of Galloway replaces Deb Adamczak who served as principal for four years and recently accepted a position as assistant principal for grades K-6 at Madison-Plains Local Schools.
Logue comes to St. Patrick with several years of experience in education. He started with the Columbus Diocese in 2001 as a math and language arts teacher for grades 6-8 at St. Timothy in Columbus. After earning a master’s degree in educational administration, he worked for the Office of Catholic Schools in Columbus. His areas of concentration there were curriculum, instruction and assessment. Most recently, he spent six years as an assistant principal at the Immaculate Conception School in Clintonville.
As for what attracted him to the job at St. Patrick, Logue pointed to the community, familiarity with the area, and the opportunity to help move the school forward.
“I’m originally from Grafton, Ohio, in rural Lorain County. The community feel there is very similar to London,” he said.
He also has a strong connection to London through his wife, MariClare, who has taught business and economics at London High School since 2001, and through his children. His daughter, Lindsay, graduated from London and will be a sophomore at Ohio State University this fall. His daughter, Silas, will be a junior at London and Tolles Career & Technical Center, and his son, Garek, will be a freshman at London.
Logue said he is excited about the possibilities at St. Patrick School.
“I see a lot of opportunity here to do really good things,” he said.
He plans to focus on updating the school’s technology program to make it a bigger part of what students are doing. He also looks forward to development of the school’s new community garden, a parent-led endeavor.
“The community garden will be a prayerful place for students and people of the school. Seeing that start and build up from the beginning is exciting to me. It’s something to set us apart,” Logue said.
In his first weeks on the job, Logue has been getting to know the St. Patrick staff and community.
“The families have all been incredibly welcoming, sending letters, emails, or stopping by to introduce themselves,” he said. “And with the staff, it’s been all about, ‘If you need anything, let me know.’ And that’s because they care about the school. It’s not like a job to them. They want to be here.”
Logue will get the chance to meet even more St. Patrick families and the community at large during the school’s first Community Festival set for Aug. 12-13.