Catholic Diocese of Arlington announces new virtual school principal
Kristie Meyers to lead St. Isodore
The Catholic Diocese of Arlington’s Office of Catholic Schools announced Monday that Kristie Meyers has been hired as the principal of St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School, a new virtual K-8 school that opened this fall. She will start her position on Jan. 4.
With more than 20 years of educational experience, Meyers was most recently the curriculum coordinator for St. Bernadette Catholic School, where she oversaw testing and standardized assessments. Leslie Lipovski, the Diocese’s assistant superintendent of schools, has served as acting principal during the school’s opening.
“[Meyers] is a talented and spirited Catholic educator who brings a wealth of experience to the role, including knowledge of pedagogy for online learning,” Joseph Vorbach, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington’s superintendent of schools, said in a statement. “Of course, we could not have made it to this point without Dr. Leslie Lipovski’s creative leadership as interim principal over the past four months. I am so grateful for her efforts.”
Meyers earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is currently completing her doctorate in K-12 school leadership from Regent University.
St. Isidore currently has 146 students enrolled and the cost of the program is $6,000 per student. There are 41 in-person Catholic schools in the Arlington Diocese that serve 17,000 students.