Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, announced on July 18, 2018, that Charles W. Heintz of Wilmette has been named Loyola Academy’s principal for the 2018–19 school year. Mr. Heintz has been a part of Loyola Academy for more than 20 years, serving as an English teacher, a cross country and basketball coach, director of guidance, assistant dean of students, and, most recently, as assistant principal.
“I am honored to serve as Loyola’s principal,” says Mr. Heintz. “In my 20 years as a faculty member, department chair and administrator, I have witnessed how special the Loyola Academy community is. I believe in LA, and, in my new capacity, I will strive to help Loyola become more. In the year ahead, I am confident that we will continue to provide enriching religious development, rigorous academic programs and engaging cocurricular opportunities.”
Mr. Heintz earned his bachelor of arts in English and economics at The College of the Holy Cross in 1993 and his master’s of education in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University Chicago in 2001. He holds a State of Illinois teaching certificate with an endorsement in English for grades 7 to 12 and a Type 75 general administrative endorsement.
He currently serves on the Board of the St. Francis Xavier School in Wilmette.
Mr. Heintz replaces outgoing Principal Dr. Kathryn M. Baal, who is leaving Loyola Academy to pursue new educational opportunities effective July 31, 2018. Since joining Loyola Academy in 2011, Dr. Baal has ushered Loyola Academy academics, technology and culture into the 21st century.
“We are very grateful to Dr. Baal for her leadership, and we wish her Godspeed in the next chapter of her professional journey,” notes Father McGrath. “My executive leadership team and I look forward to working with Mr. Heintz to build upon her great work of recent years. We are so blessed at Loyola, and we look to the future with a deep sense of gratitude for all that has been and an excitement for all that God is inviting us to be and to do in the days to come.”