One of the newest members of the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s high school faculty is Colonel Jack Lauer. Colonel Lauer was an officer in the United States Air Force for 27 years, primarily working as a Logistician but also flying in an F-16 Squadron. His numerous awards include 4 Air Force Legion of Merit Medals and the Bronze Star Medal, among many other medals for superior service to our country. He is a veteran of two wars, the Vietnam War and the first Gulf War. After retiring from the Air Force in 1991, Colonel Lauer worked for an American company in Saudi Arabia for 5 year before returning to the United States in 1995 to teach Air Force Junior ROTC at a high school in Atlanta, Georgia.
After working for 12 years in the Atlanta Public School system, Colonel Lauer returned to his home in Montgomery and now serves as the High School Dean of Students. His duties include assisting the principal on all high school discipline matters and teaching 9th grade religion classes. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
Although new to the MCPS faculty, Colonel Lauer’s ties to Montgomery Catholic reach back to when his children were students. His daughter, Kim, graduated from Catholic in 1984 and son, Kevin, in 1988. Colonel Lauer currently has five grandchildren, two of whom attend Montgomery Catholic.