St. Aloysius Regional School (STARS) is the only school in the region to offer an integrated curriculum focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. We also offer Religious instruction therefore we are a STREAM School. In addition, STARS offers the only Montessori Pre-Kindergarten Program for 3 and 4 year old children in the region. STARS has a long tradition of embodying the Catholic school traditions that sets an atmosphere of respect and accountability, and promotes virtues and sound character of our students. The habits and work ethic our students establish from an early age help them be successful for life. The region we service includes the Springville, Gowanda, North Collins, Cattaraugus-Little Valley, Ellicottville, West Valley, Pioneer, Holland, and Eden school districts.
It is an honor to have been appointed as the Principal for St. Aloysius Regional School. As a product of Catholic education, the values I find most important in my life: faith, family and commitment, were shaped by my educational experiences at St. Amelia’s School and Cardinal O’Hara High School. After completing my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree programs as SUNY College at Buffalo, I began my professional career at Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora as a sixth grade teacher. Six years later, St. Aloysius School offered me a position as a Reading Specialist which I readily accepted. The rest, as they say, is history. As you can see, my entire professional career has been rooted in the tradition of Catholic education.
I am proud to have been an integral part of all that St. Aloysius Regional School stands for. I have worked closely with many of our former principals to help shape the programs that make St. Aloysius an outstanding educational institution. As a parent of two daughters who graduated from St. Aloysius, as well as Catholic universities, I am aware of the impact a Catholic school education has on developing the whole child. I am also very familiar with the sacrifices parents make to provide their children with this opportunity.