What an absolute joy last Thursday afternoon was as we were treated to a musical performance by our kindergarten through fifth graders in a “Broadway Revue”. Singing and dancing has been decidedly missing from our school this past two years and it was a welcome change to see our students smiling, singing, and dancing. And, once again we got to welcome parents into the building to watch the show. Parents are a crucial component to our school’s success and it has felt so strange to not have you here in the building on a daily basis. As Covid numbers in our area continue to decline we hope to open up more and welcome back our volunteers.
Each spring brings change and new opportunities for our staff for the following academic year. The upcoming 2022-23 year is no different. In June, we say good-bye to Mrs. Lisette Nenninger after eleven years as our middle school Math/Science Specialist. She has accepted a position teaching freshman math at Holy Names Academy. She will be close by and we plan to stay in contact with her as she “graduates” to high school. Mr. Sean Haffey, with current administrative credentials is pursuing positions in school leadership in our archdiocese. This leaves the 7th grade homeroom and middle school Social Studies position to be filled. Ms. Claire Marr, who taught middle school Social Studies at her last school, will be moving to the 7th grade and will also be providing technology support to teachers. The 4th grade position will be filled by Ms. Anna Vizzare. She has been a blessing to us as our Music/Drama teacher this year, but she longs for her own classroom and she will be a wonderful addition to our intermediate level. We have hired Ms. Emily Faltinor to replace Ms. Vizzare in Music/Drama. She has extensive experience and brings her love of music and drama to our program. Mrs. Austin and I have been interviewing applicants for the Math/Science position and hope to have a candidate secured in the next week.
Finally, I want to let you know the timeline and process for hiring the new principal. Fr. Colin has put together an interview committee consisting of parish leadership, parents and a consultant from the Archdiocesan Office for Catholic Schools. Finalists have been chosen and interviews will take place late this week. A decision will be announced before Easter.
Have a great week!