WARREN, Mich. (March 20, 2019) – De La Salle Collegiate President John M. Knight has announced that Nathan R. Maus will serve as the new principal at the all-boys Catholic school.
Maus becomes the 20th principal in the school’s proud 93-year history.
“Nate brings to us a deep commitment to Lasallian secondary education,” Knight said. “He is a person who possesses a warm heart, keen intellect and a love for our school’s history and traditions.”
Maus will replace Stephen Stewart, who announced in November that he’s leaving after three years as the school’s academic leader. The change will take place July 1.
A 1999 De La Salle graduate, Maus is currently the school’s vice president of operations and director of tuition assistance. He oversees the school’s facilities, security, technology, food service, transportation, and special projects, including the construction of the new athletic field set to begin in May.
“Nate has extensive experience in working with young people and collaborating with faculty and staff,” Knight said. “I have every confidence that Nate is well suited for the challenges and opportunities that await him as he assumes his new responsibilities.”
Maus, 37, is the fifth alumnus selected to lead the school conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools since 1926. He joins alums Brother Jerome Stevens (1972-77), Brother Tom Lackey (1985-94), Brother Joe Jozwiak (1994-2001) and Terry George (2001-05), who have served as principal.
“I am humbled and honored to be asked to lead the school which has continued to make such an incredible impact in my life, first as a student, then as a teacher but most as a man,” Maus said. “The school motto “Builders of Boys. Makers of Men.” rings true for me personally and I hope to be able to further that tradition.”
Maus, who has a bachelor’s in secondary education from Western Michigan University and a master’s in the art of teaching from Marygrove College, taught high school English and math for 10 years at De La Salle (2004-06, ’10-13) and Lakeview (2013-18) in St. Clair Shores.
A two-year varsity lacrosse player for the Pilots, Maus has coached lacrosse at De La Salle, Grosse Pointe North and Anchor Bay; football at Lakeview and Sterling Heights; and basketball at Jefferson Middle School in St. Clair Shores.
In 2011, while associate head coach for the Pilots, he was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Maus lives in St. Clair County with his wife April and their sons, Connor, Jordan, Kaeden, and Caleb.