00774rohlfs_rochelleAthletic Director and Assistant Principal Rochelle Rohlfs has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator. In order to gain this certification, Rohlfs had to demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. This included a thorough evaluation in which she had to show that she had served enough hours as an administrator, coach and committee volunteer. Additionally, Rohlfs took three classes relating to athletic administration and had to pass a final, comprehensive exam.

The NIAAA is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the places of these programs in secondary school curriculums. Its Certification Program is a voluntary professional service to athletic administrators and is based on the premises of continuing education, professional growth and program development.

“[The certification] informed me of nation-wide experiences and trends in high school athletics for me to continue to make informed decisions here at Marian,” Rohlfs said.

Rohlfs taught math classes at Marian for 23 years before transitioning into the roles of Athletic Director and Assistant Principal. She was also the Head Coach of the volleyball team for 26 years, winning four state championships and compiling over 700 wins.

“I want to be the best at everything I do, which means going above and beyond my regular job duties,” Rohlfs said. “This certification gave me additional knowledge that allows me to make sure that Marian’s athletics continue to be on the cutting edge.”