The students at Abiding Savior Lutheran School started their school year with a new but familiar leader, according to a press release from the school.
Dr. Joseph Bordeaux will serve as interim principal for the year as the church and school conduct a nationwide search for a new leader.
Bordeaux served for seven years as the original Principal of Washington Lutheran School. His wife, Betty, was the original director of early childhood.
Bordeaux’s experience includes teaching and administrating at Lindenwood University and serving as dean of the school of education at Concordia University in Irvine, CA.
He returned to St. Louis in retirement, but has since served as interim principal at St. Paul Lutheran in Des Peres.
Bordeaux continues to train interim principals for Lutheran schools nationwide. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Lutheran Association for Special Education.
Beverly Gruenwald will help Bordeaux as an interim assistant principal. She is Abiding Savior Lutheran School’s director of early childhood.