Mrs. Paulette Rourke, Principal

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I have been at St. Cecilia Cathedral School for my entire professional career.  I am a graduate of Creighton University with a BS in Elementary Education and an MS in Educational Administration. 
For 35 years I taught students in grades 5 through 8.  During this time, I was recognized as a National Catholic Education Association Distinguished Teacher, an Archdiocese of Omaha Outstanding Teacher, and was the first recipient of the St. Cecilia Gommerman Outstanding Teacher Award.  In 2007, I became the Principal of St. Cecilia Cathedral School.  I have held this position for nine years.  

My husband and both my son and daughter are graduates of St. Cecilia School. I am also the proud grandmother of two!

One thing that I find most rewarding is that, after 44 years at St. Cecilia School, I have been able to know and educate several generations of many families.  It is so wonderful to know that the recognition of the quality, faith-based, St. Cecilia education is valued so much that each generation wants their children to have the same rich experience.


  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Creighton University
  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Creighton University


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