Michael Wixted is starting his first year as Assistant Principal at St. Rita. In his new role, he will be working on driving student growth through helping teachers with core instructional practices and more rigorous assessments. He will also work on implementing benchmark testing to identify areas of strength and growth potential for each student. At St. Rita, he also serves as the student council co-moderator and is a coach for both baseball and basketball. He spent the previous two years as a 7th and 8th grade Religion teacher at St. Rita.
Mr. Wixted is a 2017 graduate of the Remick Leadership program at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a M.A. in Educational Leadership. He is also a 2015 graduate of the ACE Teaching Fellows program at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his Masters in Education while teaching 6th-8th grade Religion and Social Studies at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Dallas. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA and earned his B.A. from Villanova University. As such, he is a big Villanova Basketball, Notre Dame Football and Philadelphia Eagles fan.