Alumna Recognized as Crain’s Notable Leader in Education

April 25th, 2023 | News

Alumna Kim (Horvath) Kuchta ’98, principal of Holy Trinity School in Avon, was recognized as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 2023 Notable Leaders in Education.

Crain’s Cleveland Business article:

After five years teaching first grade, Kim Kuchta moved on to administrative roles, first as an assistant principal and then as a principal for the past nine years. Kuchta oversees the education of Holy Trinity School’s 500 students in grades K through 8 alongside her co-principal.

Under her leadership, the school became a National Blue Ribbon School in 2020. The designation of an “Exemplary High Performing School” made Holy Trinity one of 16 schools in the state and 50 non-public schools overall to receive the recognition that year, according to Kuchta’s nomination.

Kuchta also worked to implement the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship to meet the needs of all learners.

She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from John Carroll University. She said in her nomination that she believes in educating the whole child and “instilling a foundation of Catholicity.”

Kuchta is not the only member of her family who works at Holy Trinity School. The family dog, a German shepherd named Hank, also works as a therapy animal and as a working dog at the school.

Outside of Holy Trinity, she and her husband (Matt Kuchta ’96) support A Kid Again, a local nonprofit for children with life-threatening conditions.

Click here to see Crain’s Cleveland Business’ article.