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Retiring St. Jude principal looks back at 'fulfilling' career

Big changes are occurring to St. Jude Thaddeus, from the demolition of the old rectory building to the city of Havre's possible upcoming relinquishment of the alley that bisects the campus, but one of the big personal changes facing the students and faculty returning this month is one of leadership.

Carol Ortman, a 21-year St. Jude veteran, has ended her six-year tenure as the principal of St. Jude Thaddeus School.

Ortman said she was considering taking a sabbatical when the decision to retire came as a surprise.

"I like to think it's the voice of God, " Ortman said. "And far be it from me...


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