St. Hubert Catholic School in Chanhassen has hired Dr. David Sorkin as its new principal, according to a press release. Sorkin has previously served in Catholic education for 19 years as a teacher and administrator.
He graduated from St. Olaf College with a music degree, a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in educational administration, and a doctorate from Arizona State University in leadership and innovation.
Sorkin most recently served as the assistant principal at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler, Arizona. During the past eight years, Sorkin has helped direct the development of various initiatives, including a program meant to foster community, faculty mentoring and professional development programs, technology and engineering initiatives and programs. His work has led to an average ACT score better than the 85th percentile, resulting in Seton being recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Along with his work in Catholic K-12 education, Sorkin is a national faculty member at the University of Notre Dame. There, he teaches courses on Catholic school management and research to graduate students that are pursuing their master’s degree in Catholic school leadership.“I am excited to have Dr. Sorkin join our staff and am confident he will build upon the strengths of St. Hubert Catholic School, which include the wonderful teachers, strong Catholic identity, and support for all learners,” said the Rev. Rolf Tollefson, pastor of St. Hubert.