Principal out at Calvert

Due to a change in administrative structure, the Calvert Catholic Schools Board of Trustees has voted to not renew Dominic Helmstetter’s one-year contract for the 2013-14 school year.

Helmstetter served as Calvert’s principal for two years.

Board President Andrew Felter said Helmstetter did many things to make improvements at Calvert, but the board decided he did not fit the model that was required for the changing needs.

Those needs, Felter said, include Calvert’s changing enrollment, needs for additional development and recruitment and fundraising.

Before Calvert, Helmstetter was dean of students at St. Wendelin Catholic School in Fostoria.

Helmstetter was unavailable for comment Friday.

Felter said he and the board appreciates the work Helmstetter has done, including application of academic excellence, utilizing technology and the delivery of instruction.

The board has not decided on a replacement, Felter said.

“We are looking for someone with faith-based leadership and to carry out the mission of Calvert and the Catholic faith,” Felter said. “We need, from a management and education excellence perspective, a leader to support the strategic objectives and to continue on the path of improvement.”

Board member Patrick Hanna said they board is always looking for ways to run more efficiently and in a fiscally sound manner.

“I wish Helmstetter the best, and I feel that he had made positive contributions at Calvert during his two years,” Hanna said.