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August 13, 2015, West Palm Beach, Florida - By Cara Hansen – Rosarian Academy recently announced the appointment of Ms. Kathleen Emmett as the Director of Institutional Advancement and Mrs. Erin Goerke as Director of Finance, commencing this summer prior to the start of the 2015-2016 academic year.

The school welcomes back Kathleen Emmett to Rosarian, as she formerly served as Rosarian's director of development and admissions. She returns nearly 15 years later with a breadth of experience in fund-raising, major gifts, and non-profit management from Palm Beach Day Academy, Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, The Lord's Place, and the Norton Museum of Art.

Ms. Emmett received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She serves as President of the Board of Directors at Quantum House and sits on the Boards of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and the Palm Beach Community Trust Fund. She is a past president of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a member of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Class of 2005. 

“Having grown up in the Palm Beach area, Kathleen has an outstanding reputation in the local and independent school communities and will be a great addition to leading the school's development, admissions and marketing efforts,” said Head of School Stephen Rubenacker in the letter  sent to faculty and parents announcing Ms. Emmett’s appointment on July 3, 2015.

The director of institutional advancement is part of the Rosarian Academy Senior Administrative Team and is responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of the enrollment management, development, communications, and constituent/public relations programs of the school.

In addition, the school hired Erin Goerke as its new director of finance. Erin joins Rosarian Academy from The Aquinas Institute in Rochester, New York, a private Catholic high school where she served as the director of finance for 11 years. Mrs. Goerke also has extensive experience cleaning up, setting up, and directing accounting departments from over 17 years of working for various New York companies, including: EKA Associates, Campus Global Net Inc., Labotek, Citizens Communication, and ACC Corp. Mrs. Goerke received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Empire State College in Rochester.
The director of finance works as a part of the Senior Team and strategically ensures the most effective use of resources in support of Rosarian Academy’s learning objectives.

“Words can't express how excited I am to be working with such talented individuals who will contribute to our outstanding administrative team,” said Mr. Rubenacker.

Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program, enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is located in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561-832-5131.



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