Mary Sue Kosky Named Principal

Nov 2, 2021

Dear Sacred Heart Cathedral School Community,

It is with joy and gratitude that we are honored to announce Mary Sue Kosky has accepted the offer to become the principal of Sacred Heart Cathedral School for the 2022-2023 school year. Mrs. Kosky is not new to the Catholic schools in the Knoxville area. From 2008 to 2018, Mrs. Kosky served at St. John Neumann Catholic School in various leadership and instructional roles, including Assistant Principal for seven years, special services teacher for two years, and third-grade classroom teacher.

Recognizing her incredible talents as a Catholic school leader and educator, the Catholic Schools’ Office nominated her for a Catholic School Administration Certificate program at Loyola Marymount University, which she completed in 2016. This preparation was in the hope that she would someday become the principal of one of our foundational schools. Mrs. Kosky and her husband relocated to Savannah, Georgia in 2018 because of his career. He has now retired, and the couple desire to return to Knoxville, where their five children live.

Mrs. Kosky is a devout Catholic who looks forward to joining the Cathedral parish. Prior to her tenure at St. John Neumann, Mrs. Kosky taught at various Catholic and public schools in both Virginia and Florida. Along with the Certificate in Catholic School Administration, Mrs. Kosky holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from the University of South Florida, and an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Her abilities and professional talents make her the desired choice to serve in the role of principal.

We would like to invite you to meet Mrs. Kosky on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. A schedule for the day will be sent. I know that you will join us in thanking Ashley McDermott, Chairman of the SHCS Principal Search Team, and the members, Dr. Marti Boder, Elaine Padilla, Laura Sharbel, Bruce Hartmann, Luke McLaurin, Rachel Gordon, and Chris Prince, for their invaluable work over the last two years. We would also like to thank Mrs. Joan Turbyville for the leadership that she is providing SHCS and for her willingness to assist with the transition of Mrs. Kosky.

In Christ,

Very Reverend David Boettner, V.G.
Rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sedonna J. Prater, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Knoxville