Cathedral High School gets New Principal
Hazuka NUACS

Students, parents, and faculty of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will be seeing a familiar face in a new position, as Paul Hazuka takes the helm as Principal of Cathedral High School this fall. 

Paul Hazuka originally grew up in the Twin Cities area, attending Benilde St. Margaret High School in St. Louis Park. Hazuka attended college at Saint John’s University in St. Joseph to study Social Studies Education. He and his wife, Joan, moved to New Ulm over 30 years ago and have happily been here ever since. Paul and Joan have ten children and eleven grandchildren. Paul remarked that “New Ulm is a great place to live and raise a family”. 

Hazuka has been a Catholic educator for 35 years. Within that time he has also coached a variety of athletics including football, basketball, baseball, and softball. He has held a variety of teaching positions including history, geography, political science, religion, and computer science. Before coming on as principal, Hazuka taught 7th, 8th, and 9th-grade social studies at Cathedral. Paul hopes to bring his extensive experience to his new role at Cathedral.

Hazuka oversees the twenty teachers and additional staff at Cathedral while also directing the high school comprised of over 250 students grades 7-12. He is looking forward to the challenges and learning opportunities that will be presented this school year. Hazuka is looking to help wherever he can and remarked that he is excited for the school year to get underway. This year, New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will be celebrating 100 years of Catholic education in New Ulm with their homecoming celebration on September 21st. For more information on NUACS please visit:

Paul Hazuka was welcomed as the Principal of Cathedral High School by the New Ulm Chamber Willkommen Committee at Cathedral High School. 

In the photo are: Randy Schroeder, Frandsen Bank & Trust; Brittney Schmiesing, Chuck Spaeth Ford; Paul Hazuka, NUACS; and Tom Buskey, Edward Jones.