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It is my pleasure to announce to you that the position of principal has been filled! We are very fortunate that the Sisters of St. Joseph who have a long history with our parish have offered a unique opportunity to participate in a team ministry for the role of principal.
 
Two sisters of their community will assume the oversight of our school beginning this month. They are Sr. Diane Cauley, C.S.J. Sr. Christy Hill, C.S.J.
 
As an administrative team Sr. Diane Cauley and Sr. Christy Hill bring with them a combined total of 28 years experience in elementary school administration. They, like previous Sisters of St. Joseph who have served as administrators, teachers and staff of St. James School, bring the communities charisma of unity and reconciliation to everything they do. Sr. Christy has demonstrated great leadership skills in curriculum planning, and academic development. She has successfully served as principal of three Catholic schools, taking responsibility for every aspect of administration. These school sranged in size from 185 – 380 students. Her sense of fairness and compassion has earned her great respect in the academic community through her focus on Gospel values. Her most recent position was that of principal of Mt. Gallitzin Academy.  
 
Sr. Diane has undertaken challenges as principal of inner city schools with special needs in the areas of justice, poverty and violence. She has also served as principal in schools where parents held professional positions in the community. She, too, has lived out those Gospel values in dealing with whatever needs were presented by the people she served. With training in the area of social work, she also comes with skills in social networking, counseling and awareness of community development. She was elected and served in a high profile position for the past five years as part of the Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Her position required a keen focus on planning and development for the future of their religious community. The combined skills and gifts of both Sr. Diane and Sr. Christy will be used to assess and deal with the particular needs and concerns of St. James School.
 
We find ourselves at a special time in the history of our parish school. When Fr. Dan arrived, the school’s enrollment was down to 171 students. With the efforts of our school administrators, a dedicated recruitment committee and very committed parents, the schools enrollment had increased to 211. This past Spring with the closing of Mt. Gallitzin Academy our enrollment has increased to 241 students. The schools financial picture has also changed dramatically during that time. For a number of years the school had operated in the red, and for the second year in a row it has ended in the black. As we face our 100th anniversary in 2013, there is much to look forward to. We are very blessed to have the Sisters back in our school; they come with the kind of leadership which will live up to the tradition and legacy of “Excellent Minds, and Exceptional Hearts.”