Getzfred sees her ‘first’ third-generation family enter St. Boniface School

Pictured left to right: Gene Selting, Betty Getzfred, Carter Selting and Brian Selting.

The 2016-17 school year at St. Boniface Elementary in Elgin marks Principal Betty Getzfred’s 40th year of teaching and leadership at the school.  Mrs. Getzfred (as she’s known at school) began her service at St. Boniface in 1976 as a classroom teacher and in 1978 she assumed head teacher duties.  She was named St. Boniface Principal in 1996 and continued to teach fifth grade.  In 2008, in addition to her Principal responsibilities at St. Boniface, she also took on the role as Administrator at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic.
This year when Carter Selting,  son of Brian and Kelsey Selting, began pre-school, he marked her first third-generation family she has worked with at St. Boniface School. Carter’s father, Brian Selting and grandfather, Gene Selting attended St. Boniface and were students during Mrs. Getzfred’s tenure.
Betty Getzfred was recently recognized by the St. Boniface School community at their Spring Concert.  Father Kevin Vogel, President of St. Boniface expressed his appreciation, “Betty’s constant presence in the community and the school is a large part of the strength our Catholic Schools. With our deepest appreciation Mrs. Getzfred – thank you for the countless hours you invest in our children. You have made a lasting difference in many lives.”