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Mary Of Lourdes 


Assistant Principal

  Mary Sowada 

Phone: (320)-632-5408

Email: msowada@molschool.org


I have been the Assistant Principal at Mary of Lourdes School since August, 2011.  Working at MOL has brought many exciting challenges and experiences, which I am truly grateful for.   The best part of my job is working with the committed and supportive staff at MOL as well as having insightful conversations with the students everyday.  Educating students in all academic areas and our Catholic faith on a daily basis is rewarding and heartwarming and I am so thankful to be able to be a part of it.

Mary Of Lourdes

Middle School


Jodi Vanderheiden

Phone: (320)-632-6742

Email: jvanderheiden@molschool.org


I began my career in education as a public school educator in 1997 as a middle school teacher.  In 2016, I moved to East Grand Forks to begin my career as an Administrator. I was the Pre-K-12th grade Principal at Sacred Heart Catholic School. Then in 2018, I chose to be closer to my family, so I began my current position at Mary of Lourdes School as the Pre-K- 8th grade Principal.  My husband and I have been married for 30 years and live in Alexandria. We are blessed to have three grown children that make us proud.