Staff Member: Carrie DePasquale
Dear St. Joseph Parish Families,
I’m pleased to write this first communication as your new principal for the 2016 – 2017 school year. I look forward to contributing to the high academic standards and growth in our Catholic faith that are expected outcomes of a St. Joseph School education. My year, no doubt, will be filled with getting to know the families and staff, but perhaps most importantly, knowing the children, as it is in their best interest that we must work together to strive for success for all of them. Over the rest of the summer I’ll be getting ready to meet you, and, just in case you’re wondering, here’s a little bit about me.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Kent State University. Since that time I have worked in both the public and private sectors, and have come to cherish the value of a Catholic education. I have taught many different levels and subjects from first through eighth grade. During these transitions it became clear to me that I not only enjoyed working with the students, but also with my colleagues. This is what encouraged me to pursue Principal Licensure. I earned my Master of Science in Education from the University of Akron. Since that time I have had opportunities to grow in this area of my profession.
On a personal note, I have been married for over 20 years to my husband, David. We have two daughters, Jordan, a recent graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School and Lauren, who will be entering the 8th grade at Nordonia Middle School. It is a bittersweet time for us as Jordan will be leaving to attend Ohio Northern University. They, too, are excited to be adding St. Joseph School to our extended family.
August will be here before we know it! I pray the remainder of the summer finds you all safe and sound. I ask for your prayers for me, too, as I prepare for the start of a new school season, for in the spirit of the Cleveland Cavaliers, I’m “all in!”
Yours in Catholic Education,
Mrs. Carrie DePasquale