Aquinas Catholic Schools announces new principal for Cathedral Elementary

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Aquinas Catholic Schools announced that Tara Key will become principal of Cathedral Elementary School, effective July 1.

Tara Key Cathedral Elementary


Key, who will take over for outgoing Principal Patty Gallagher-Kosmatka, is no stranger to Aquinas Catholic Schools. She has been technology teacher and librarian at Cathedral Elementary since 2015.

Key received her bachelor’s of science in business administration from Arkansas State University and will complete her master’s in education from Viterbo University in La Crosse in the summer of 2023.

“I am honored and excited to accept the Cathedral principal position,” Key said. “I am looking forward to working with our top-notch faculty and staff, continuing our tradition of educational excellence, and staying Christ-centered while embracing new learning strategies, STEM, and professional development.”

Key lives in Onalaska with her husband, Calvin, and two children, Kahler and Callie.

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