Brenda Reichert has been appointed principal of Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School in Syracuse, and Abbie Hoffmann and John Brudzinski have been appointed assistant principals. The appointments, effective April 1, were announced by William Crist, superintendent of Catholic Schools, and Carl Masterpole, president of the Bishop Ludden Board of Trustees, April 2.

Reichert earned her bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College, followed by a master’s in counseling psychology. She returned to Le Moyne to earn her certificate of advanced study as a school building leader. For the last 23 years, she has taught at several schools within the diocese, including St. Rose of Lima and Most Holy Rosary, where she became principal. Reichert joined the administrative team at Bishop Ludden in January 2015.

Hoffmann has been a part of the Bishop Ludden family for 13 years as a member of the science department. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s in teaching from SUNY Empire. Hoffmann is currently pursuing her CAS in building leadership at Le Moyne College.

Brudzinski has been a member of the Ludden administrative team since 2005, serving as assistant principal. He holds an associate’s degree in business from Onondaga Community College, as well as a bachelor’s in human services from SUNY Empire and a master’s in educational leadership from
Le Moyne.

Richard Bucci will retire as principal of Seton Catholic Central Jr./Sr. High School in Binghamton on June 30, transitioning to full-time president for the school system. The Catholic Schools of Broome County made the announcement April 10.

Bucci has been acting in the dual capacity of president of the system and principal of Seton Catholic Central (SCC) for the past four years. As full-time president, Bucci will establish a new Catholic School Board that will begin serving on July 1.

“In his role as president, Bucci will be working to grow enrollment at all four of schools, enhance development and alumni operations, maintain an aggressive community relations campaign, strengthen instructional practices and expand professional development for faculty,” said Father John Donovan, Catholic School Board member.

The Catholic Schools will initiate an immediate search for a new principal for SCC.

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