Congrats to our 2021 Metro Administrator of the Year, Maureen Hoy

Metro Administrator of the Year

Maureen Hoy, Mary Our Queen School, Omaha

Mary Our Queen (MOQ) Principal Maureen Hoy is described as kind, positive, enthusiastic, patient and supportive.

“I am honored to go to a school where I know that my principal not only knows my name but deeply cares about me. I consider Mrs. Hoy a ‘funfessional’ principal, a combination of fun and professional,” wrote eighth-grader Lucy Gerraughty.

Along with that positive energy, she is focused on faith. Her leadership has positioned the school for growth and success.

“In the midst of a pandemic, construction for the schools new Early Childhood Education Center, and new hires, Maureen did not miss a beat and successfully opened elementary, remote learning and a brand new preschool building. Every logistical challenge was met and she showed not only her reliance, she led by our school theme – faith in action,” said Father Marc Lim, pastor at MOQ.

An Omaha native, teaching was a natural choice for Maureen.

“My grandmothers, my mom and many of my aunts were teachers. It’s in my blood,” she said. “As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. I feel so very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing people throughout these last years.”

Before coming to Mary Our Queen, Maureen taught at: St. Bernadette, St. Philip Neri, Omaha Public Schools and Westside Community Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s in learning disabilities and an endorsement in administration, all from Creighton University. She is married to Tom Hoy and they have three children.


Did you know each of the eight Educators of the Year are not only honored at an annual event, but all receive a $5,000 award in recognition of their outstanding work?

The Archbishop’s Dinner for Education is September 23 at CHI Health Center.