Sister Marie Michael Jacobs runs a tight ship at St Andrew’s Elementary School.
For nearly two decades, this persistent, aggressive and warm-harted nun has headed a “inner city” grade school in the shadow of downtown. From the very start, she has kept the doors open to people of all backgrounds.
Sister Marie Michael is a product of the civil-rights movement of the 1960s. She saw then the irhportanee of “keeping God’s Kingdom open” to all children.
Under her watchful eye, St. Andrew’s has excelled academically, made sure to involve parents in the educatioit of their children and turned out, · year a?er year, students who are learned in the ways of the world.
Press Religion Editor Chris Meehan’s two sons attend St. Andrew’s. He knows first-hand what this strict but loving principal has achieved.
Read more of the article published by The Grand Rapids Press in April 1985.