Leadership

Dear Parents,

As we begin the new school year, I am excited to welcome new and returning students and their families to Saint Mary's High School. It's going to be a great year! Thank you for making the choice to send your child to Saint Mary's I am excited to share many new improvements and exciting changes happening to better our school. 
 
We are proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website.  You will notice the new look created specifically to give you a better user experience.  
 
Over the course of the summer, we also completed several significant improvements to our campus that were made possible through the generosity of our supportive President's Club members: 
 
·Chemistry Room
·Computer Room
·Math Classroom
·Activities Office
·Halls A and C
 
We also completed the solar project with new carports in the rear of the school and LED lights were replaced as a PPA project through Bluepath.
 
We are happy to announce that we just received a six-year E-3 accreditation. This is a remarkable accomplishment by our teachers, faculty and staff, and we are looking forward to a great academic year.
 
I also wanted to let you know that our track resurfacing project has been completed and was made possible through a generous gift from one of our Board members and his wife. Along with this substantial donation, the balance of the project is being paid for using Athletic Participation fees and script. The Athletic Participation Fee ($250) is paid by the families who have a student involved in athletics, and we appreciate their support as well. 
 
I would like to introduce you to our Board of Trustees, which is comprised of several new members in addition to our dedicated existing members. These talented professionals come from a variety of fields. Their function is to assist with the direction of school policy, as well as lend valued expertise through their participation on our board committees. Our Trustees are: 
 
·The Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta
·Rebecca Burnett
·Carla Donaldson
·Steve Dougherty
·Angela Gayles
·Janice Magdich, Treasurer
·Chris Neudeck
·Jorge Robles, Secretary
·Hilary Sanguinetti
·Christie Smart
·Olufunke Somotun
·Mary Spurgeon
·Mike Williams
·Dr. Roland Winter, Vice-Chair

I would also like to introduce to you our Foundation Board, whose mission is to support Saint Mary's through soliciting restricted endowment funds and gifts, and responsibly manage those assets to sustain the long-term goals of the high school. Our Foundation Board Members are: 
 
·Kathleen Lagorio Janssen, Chair
·Dr. John Zeiter, Vice-Chair
·George Gibson, Secretary
·Peter Morelli, Treasurer
·Jim Acosta
·Duane Isetti
·Mark Rishwain
·Angie Rogan
·Bill Trezza
·Don Wiley
·Jim Brusa, Saint Mary's President
 
We are working very hard and looking to improve every aspect of school life in an ever-changing, competitive world, while maintaining our very important foundation of Catholic education. The blessing of Saint Mary's High School has existed for over 145 years in this community. Its traditions run deep and the many graduates over the years have had a tremendous impact on our community and our world, both near and far. We look forward to your student doing the same as they receive their educational experience here, adding their mark as part of the history of our school. 
 
Parents, we appreciate your feedback, and welcome your thoughts and input as an opportunity to affect the school in a positive way. While we want to be at the forefront of change, it takes time and diligence to be certain change is made in the best interests of the students. Let's celebrate all of the great things that are taking place, and rest assured, we are doing our very best to be our best! 
 
Welcome once again to an exciting and promising new school year! 
 
Respectfully in the Lord,
 
Jim Brusa
 
 
 
Bishop M. Cotta The Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta
   
   

ADMINISTRATION

Jbrusa
President
James Brusa
 
 
 
ksmith
Principal 
Michael J. Wright
 
missac Sacramental Minister & Coordinator of Salesian Identity and Charism
Fr. Mathew Issac, O.S.F.S.
smadary Vice Principal
Sheila Madary
  pscheet

Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Paul Scheet
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Administrative Assistant to Principal and Vice Principals
Lori Green

 

 

 

gripa
Dean of Students
Gianna Piccardo Ripa '96
 
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Dean of Students
Luke Williams
scornies Director of Student Life & Student Leadership
Sara Cornies '15
  Kevin Costello
 
 
Director of Campus Ministry / Liturgical Activities
Kevin Costello
 
 
alichter
Director of Athletics
Adam Lichter
 
Sharon Caporusso
Director of Advancement
Sharon Caporusso
 
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
cotta
The Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta   jbrusa
Jim Brusa, President 
Saint Mary's High School
winters
Roland Winter
Vice-Chair
 
magdich
Janice Magdich
Treasurer
robles
 
Jorge Robles '85
Secretary
 
Burnett Rebecca Burnett
Donaldson Carla Donaldson   Steve Dougherty Steve Dougherty '79
Gayles Angela Gayles
 
Chris Neudeck Chris Neudeck
Hilary Sanguinetti Hilary Sanguinetti '90
 
blank Christie Smart
somotun Olufunke Somotun
 
sturgeon  Mary Spurgeon '75
williams Mike Williams '74
 
   
 
 
 
FOUNDATION BOARD
 
janssen
Kathleen Lagorio Janssen '64
Chair
     
jzeiter
John Zeiter '80
Vice-Chair
 
morelli
Peter Morelli '69
Treasurer
gibson
George Gibson '69
Secretary
 
jacosta
James Acosta '76
jbrusa
Jim Brusa, President 
Saint Mary's High School
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Duane Isetti '59
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Mark Rishwain
  trezza William Trezza
vanruiten Angie Van Ruiten Rogan '75   dwiley Donald Wiley