Michael Schmitt, longtime Catholic educator, mourned by colleagues

Michael Schmitt, longtime Catholic educator, mourned by colleagues

WATERLOO REGION — Michael Schmitt, a revered and respected Catholic educator in Waterloo Region, died of cancer on Thursday.

Schmitt spent 37 years in Catholic education, as a teacher, principal, superintendent and education director. Schmitt was 65.

He started his teaching career in Belleville and then moved to Waterloo Region.

He was the founding principal of Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in 1988. After a stint as superintendent, he worked for the education ministry and then as education director in Kingston, before retiring in 2011.

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