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Shepard named new principal at Quincy's St. Francis Elementary School

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A long-time part of the Quincy Notre Dame High School family is taking over a new role in Quincy's Catholic school system.

Lori Shepard was announced Wednesday as the new principal of St. Francis Elementary School. Shepard will replace St. Francis' retiring principal, Lee Hoffman.

"This opportunity will allow me to provide leadership and direction in furthering the education of primary students in a Catholic environment," says Ms. Shepard. "I began my career at St. Mary's Elementary School in Mt. Sterling and moved to Quincy Notre Dame in 1983 and have been there ever since. Catholic education has always been a part of my life. In fact, I did my student teaching at both St. Francis and Quincy Notre Dame."

Shepard has held a variety of roles at QND, including art teacher, religion teacher, campus minister, assistant principal and dean of women.

"I hope to continue the success that Mr. Hoffman, teachers and staff have established at St. Francis, and keep the school moving forward," says Ms. Shepard. "I admire the longevity of so many teachers, staff members and support workers that have been an integral part of the foundation of the school. It speaks to the loyalty and dedication that they have toward St. Francis School and the larger city of Quincy."

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