New Hires Announced

New Hires Announced
Central Catholic is excited to announce that two open positions in the building will be filled by familiar faces. Patrick Mordhorst will be the school’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum Design and Instruction and Grace Laskowski ‘09 will be the Director of Campus Ministry.

Mordhorst has been a science teacher at Central Catholic since August 2016 teaching chemistry, physics, and robotics. He spearheaded a new Robotics program and class at the school in 2016.

In the last year, along with his teaching, Mordhorst has been working closely with the Central Catholic administration on the schedule, master calendar, attendance, and behavior. He also was a member of the leadership team for the school’s accreditation process for the Western Catholic Education Association.

Previously, he was a science teacher at Blanchet Catholic High School in Salem and Regis Catholic High School in Stayton. He also taught at the Beacon Academy in the Philippines where he taught science and helped develop curriculum for a Middle Years Programme through International Baccalaureate (IB) and an IB Diploma Programme in chemistry and physics.

Grace Laskowski ‘09 will be the school’s new Director of Campus Ministry. She has been at Central Catholic since July 2017 serving as the Executive Assistant to the President, President Emeritus, and Admissions.

In her work for the school, Laskowski has coordinated the Spend-a-Day visits for incoming students, overseen the Rambassador Program, organized parent volunteers, helped create and implement a communications strategy for Admissions, and provided administrative support for the Advancement and Admissions Offices.

She has also been a member of the Campus Ministry team since August 2018 and this past year has been an adult leader on the fall and spring Senior Retreats, Sophomore Women’s Retreat, and December and April Search Retreats.

Previously, Laskowski was a Jesuit Volunteer in Detroit where she was an University Minister for University of Detroit Mercy. In this role, she planned and facilitated retreats, managed service opportunities for students with community partners, and organized liturgies.

The Central Catholic community is excited to welcome these two into their new roles.