June 7, 2012, Catholic School Principals Honored

Bishop-elect Raymond Chappetto, who directed a retreat day for principals, is shown here with Barbara McArdle, Assistant Superintendent.

The Office of the Superintendent within the Diocese of Brooklyn honored principals of Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens during two end-of-the-year events.

Principals who were celebrating anniversaries and/or changing ministries were recognized at a dinner on May 31, and all principals participated in the St. John Neumann Principals’ Day of Prayer and Appreciation on May 24.

Additionally, Michael Pizzingrillo, Deputy Superintendent, who will be assuming the position of Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Albany, was recognized for his many years of service to schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

“We were delighted to recognize our principals for their hard work, dedication, and leadership at these two events,” said Barbara McArdle, Assistant Superintendent. “Principals are not only the educational leaders of their schools but also the spiritual leaders.”

A retreat day, directed by Bishop-elect Raymond Chappetto, provided the opportunity for spiritual renewal for all principals. The day included communal prayer, a conference based on the coming “Year of Faith,” time for quiet reflection, and concluded with Mass.

Principals who were honored for their service included: Martin Abruzzo, Holy Child of Jesus School, 40 years; William Geasor, Salve Regina Catholic Academy, 35 years; and Sister Paulette Pollina, RSM, St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy, 30 years.

Principals honored for 15 years of service included: JoAnn Dolan, St. Sebastian School; Frances DeLuca, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School; Satti Marchan, Incarnation School; Anthony Paparelli, Good Shepherd School; Barbara Reiter, St. Luke School; and Anne Zuschlag, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School.

Michael Pizzingrillo, Deputy Superintendent, with principals who were honored for their service at the Appreciation Dinner.

Principals honored for 10 years of service included: Kathleen Buscemi, St. Bernard School; William Ferguson, St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy; Arlene Figaro, Visitation Academy; Eileen Harnischfeger, Immaculate Conception School; and Joann Heppt, Resurrection Ascension School.

Principals honored for five years of service included: Carol Donnelly, St. Mark School; Jeannette Boursiquot-Charles, St Bartholomew School; Diane Competello, St. Mel School; and Rudolph Cyrus-Charles, St. Gregory the Great School.

The following principals who are changing ministries were also recognized: Sister Maureen Ahlemeyer, PBVM, Robert DiNardo, Loretta Rybacki, Sister Joan Losson, OP, Joan Caccamo, Joan Armstrong, Maureen Rooney, Sheila Smith-Gonzalez, Kathleen Bollinger, Sue Ann Roye, and Patrick Scannell.

honored principals of Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens during two end-of-the-year events.

Principals who were celebrating anniversaries and/or changing ministries were recognized at a dinner on May 31, and all principals participated in the St. John Neumann Principals’ Day of Prayer and Appreciation on May 24.

Sister Angela Gannon, CSJ, Secretary of Education and Formation

Additionally, Michael Pizzingrillo, Deputy Superintendent, who will be assuming the position of Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Albany, was recognized for his many years of service to schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

“We were delighted to recognize our principals for their hard work, dedication, and leadership at these two events,” said Barbara McArdle, Assistant Superintendent. “Principals are not only the educational leaders of their schools but also the spiritual leaders.”

A retreat day, directed by Bishop-elect Raymond Chappetto, provided the opportunity for spiritual renewal for all principals. The day included communal prayer, a conference based on the coming “Year of Faith,” time for quiet reflection, and concluded with Mass.

Principals who were honored for their service included: Martin Abruzzo, Holy Child of Jesus School, 40 years; William Geasor, Salve Regina Catholic Academy, 35 years; and Sister Paulette Pollina, RSM, St. Catherine of Genoa ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy, 30 years.

Anthony Biscione, Diane Phelan, and Michael Pizzingrillo.

Principals honored for 15 years of service included: JoAnn Dolan, St. Sebastian School; Frances DeLuca, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School; Satti Marchan, Incarnation School; Anthony Paparelli, Good Shepherd School; Barbara Reiter, St. Luke School; and Anne Zuschlag, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School.

Principals honored for 10 years of service included: Kathleen Buscemi, St. Bernard School; William Ferguson, St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy; Arlene Figaro, Visitation Academy; Eileen Harnischfeger, Immaculate Conception School; and Joann Heppt, Resurrection Ascension School.

Principals honored for five years of service included: Carol Donnelly, St. Mark School; Jeannette Boursiquot-Charles, St Bartholomew School; Diane Competello, St. Mel School; and Rudolph Cyrus-Charles, St. Gregory the Great School.

The following principals who are changing ministries were also recognized: Sister Maureen Ahlemeyer, PBVM, Robert DiNardo, Loretta Rybacki, Sister Joan Losson, OP, Joan Caccamo, Joan Armstrong, Maureen Rooney, Sheila Smith-Gonzalez, Kathleen Bollinger, Sue Ann Roye, and Patrick Scannell.

Photos courtesy of Anne-Marie Baumis.

 

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