Edie Lanphar succeeds interim principal Fred Cruz effective July 1, 2016. Formerly she taught at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Santa Cruz as a middle school teacher and administrative intervention specialist.
“I am really looking forward to minister with Ms. Lanphar,” stated Fr. Tom Elewaut, pastor of Mission San Buenaventura. “Her strengths include creating, building and nurturing communities where everyone feels connected, supported and understood. I believe she will be a great fit for Holy Cross School, and she will make positive contributions to both the school and the parish communities.”
Lanphar is excited about the position offer and is looking forward to the growth and learning opportunities that will unfold. “I have heard good things about Holy Cross School and I am excited to become a part of the Mission parish,” shares Lanphar. “I have been shaped by the Catholic schools I have attended throughout my life and know how valuable they have been in my own faith and educational development. Additionally, my strengths contribute to helping students who are struggling as well as students who need to go further, and the adults who work with them, to identify and strengthen their gifts.”
Lanphar earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a Master of Arts degree from the California Family Study Center in North Hollywood. She also holds a California Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She recently returned from lecturing in Australia in a Christian Education faculty with pre-service teachers.
Founded in 1922, Holy Cross School at San Buenaventura Mission derives its name from the Sisters of the Holy Cross who staffed the school for more than 70 years.