Like many other St. Francis Prep alumni and current students, I recently learned of the termination of Mr. Mark Krolikowski. He was a beloved member of the Religion Department for 32 years.
I, like many Prep alumni, find his termination utterly baffling. After 32 years of dedicated, faithful service; countless stellar teacher evaluations; the respect of fellow faculty; and the love of students, his employment is terminated because he discovers he’s transgender. Would Francis of Assisi have acted in this manner? Mark Krolikowski needs St. Francis Prep’s support, not its derision.
I was once proud to call St Francis Prep my alma mater. I was once proud to call the class of 2004 my own. I am, as I’m sure many others are, certainly not proud now.