I am blessed and honored to have accepted the position of principal of this beautiful school and vibrant community, evident during my visit a couple of weeks ago. Having grown up in the Milwaukee area, I am eager to return and serve as a school leader within the vocation I love, which God has led me to through my own educational and life experiences.
I attended Catholic Schools growing up – St. Anthony in Menomonee Falls, St. Dominic in Brookfield, and Divine Savior Holy Angels for high school, thanks to the sacrifices my parents made to ensure I had a solid foundation, rooted in a strong faith and a multitude of educational opportunities. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Elementary Education, followed by a master’s degree in Theology/Pastoral Counseling from the University of Loyola-New Orleans during my time as a classroom teacher. In a few weeks I will complete my masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame’s Mary Ann Remick/ACE program. I have experience as a classroom teacher in the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and most recently served as assistant principal at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Denver for the past four years.
I was impressed by the caliber of faculty and staff at St. Sebastian, as well as moved by the warmth of the parents and students with whom I visited, all of which speaks to the special community you have collectively worked to cultivate. I am eager to discover the ways we best preserve that, as well as continue to grow our efforts that ensure excellence in education and a life-giving experience in faith for the children of St. Sebastian School.
The Church document, “To Teach as Jesus Did” states that “Community is at the heart of a Christian education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived.” I am eager to continue the next steps in the life of the St. Sebastian community, growing together with the children, a clearly dedicated faculty and staff, and you as parents, our partners in faith and education.
I look forward to seeing you soon!