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New principals focus on strong faith and academic growth

The following story appeared in the August 25 Idaho Catholic Register.

Principal Margie Gabiola

Holy Spirit Catholic School Pocatello


I believe that when we stay rooted and connected to God we can grow and produce amazing fruit of the Holy Spirit.

I am very excited to be the new principal for Holy Spirit Catholic School! The theme for our next 2023-2024 school year is Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T). I look forward to continuing to work with our amazing staff, teachers, parents and parishioners. Together we make a great team!

“I believe that when we stay rooted and connected to God we can grow and produce amazing fruit of the Holy Spirit.”

My husband Julian and I sent all three of our girls (preschool through 8th grade) to Holy Spirit Catholic School (HSCS). We both feel the solid foundation that our girls received from HSCS has propelled them toward a great future.

Education has been an important part of my life. There have been three generations of teachers and principals in my family. I attended a Catholic elementary school and grew up in a tight-knit Catholic community in Lewiston, Idaho.

I obtained my Master of Education Degree with an emphasis in Literacy from Idaho State University. This will be my 27th year of teaching at Holy Spirit. To support students who struggle with dyslexia, I am currently working on my third graduate year of Certified American Language Therapist (CALT) training, through Colorado State University.

I am thrilled to continue the tradition of creating strong spiritual and academic foundations for families in our community. Our fully accredited school’s current programs include new technology in every classroom, Spanish, music and P.E. twice a week, choir and interactive field trips.

I am especially delighted by our new “Refer-A-Friend” program, “The Loyalty Program,” and our Scholarship Program. Please feel free to contact the school if you would like more information.

I would love to have your child enroll at Holy Spirit. Our class sizes are small which allows teachers to spend more time educating your child. We have a warm and inviting community that focuses on academic growth and extracurricular activities and has a strong religious preparation program.

Principal Kevan Grant

St. Mary’s Catholic School Boise


I am extremely proud to be the next principal of St. Mary’s Catholic School. St. Mary’s has been providing exceptional Catholic education for the past 74 years, and I am humbled to be a part of the ongoing tradition.

“St. Mary’s has been providing exceptional Catholic education for the past 74 years, and I am humbled to be a part of the ongoing tradition.”

I have been involved in Catholic education as a student, parent, coach, teacher and administrator. I am excited to bring my experience to St. Mary’s. I share a strong commitment to Catholic education with the entire school and parish community.

St. Mary’s mission is to provide a Catholic environment that instills academic excellence while preparing the whole child for life-long personal and spiritual growth, empowering them to become global citizens. We have dedicated and passionate teachers, a strong and supportive parish community along with generous and engaged families.

St. Mary’s is a welcoming and vibrant community. We invite families and students looking for a high-quality, Catholic education to visit our school.

Pre - kindergarten and kindergarten first day photos at St. Mary's Catholic School. (Photo from St. Mary's Facebook Page)

Principal Elizabeth Fuchser

Holy Rosary Catholic School Idaho Falls

(208) 522-7781

Elizabeth Fuchser will serve as the Interim Principal and kindergarten teacher at Holy Rosary Catholic School in Idaho Falls for the upcoming academic year. She is a graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Prior to moving to Idaho, she lived in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children, where she worked in religious education.

Mrs. Fuchser and her family moved to Idaho Falls in 2017, and she soon became involved with Holy Rosary Catholic School where she has taught preschool through 2nd grade. Mrs. Fuscher loves to see the curiosity and creativity of children grow, and she strives to nurture a love of learning in all her students.

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