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A word from our 

head of school

 

We believe that education involves the intentional formation of the entire person. And that’s a lofty endeavor. It starts with encountering every one of our students as individuals, each with a unique set of gifts and the same inherent worth. From that foundation, our size and culture enable us to forge unparalleled bonds — between classmates but also with faculty members — creating a learning environment where thriving is inevitable.

Here, you are known. You’re challenged. You fail. You flourish. And you belong.

Lakers go forth from our wooded campus having grown in character, scholarship, and faith, which is to say they leave here more complete, authentic versions of themselves.

It is a privilege to help architect this process, but beyond the little that I contribute, it’s simply an inspiration to watch happen. I invite you to come witness it for yourself.

Gratefully,
Adam

 
  Head of School

Head of School

 
 
 
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Mr. Adam Kronk serves as La Lumiere School’s seventh Head of School.

Adam earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Master of Nonprofit Administration degrees, both summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He brings extensive leadership experience in both education and nonprofit organizations in the Midwest and internationally.

Before coming to La Lumiere, Mr. Kronk led the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, where he also taught ethics and values-based leadership in the Management Department. 

Adam began his career in the classroom as an English teacher at University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy. He then worked overseas as Notre Dame’s Director of Campus Ministry Outreach in Europe, before returning to South Bend and serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Center for the Homeless, a nationally recognized residential facility providing extensive programming and on-site services to more than 200 men, women, and children. There he met his wife, Jacqueline, and, after working together for five years, they moved to Southeast Asia to help lead PEPY, an international organization working to improve access to quality education in rural Cambodia.

Mr. and Mrs. Kronk live on La Lumiere’s campus with their four children—Sorin, Leo, Teddy, and Siena—who think they live in a magical paradise. And they’re right.