My training last week in Boston was fantastic. Educational leaders from Catholic schools all across the country (36 states were represented) gathered to learn how to improve our efforts in regard to the mission and advancement of Catholic education. This included two components--enrollment management and financial viability.
We have a solid foundation upon which to build at St. Albert. I am grateful for all of the sacrifices that people made in the past to get us where we are. The future is indeed bright for this amazing institution. I am excited to be part of the next chapter of growth as we pursue excellence with renewed energy and hope.
Part of my first full week on campus will be centered on the funeral of a long-time loyal supporter of St. Albert Catholic Schools. While I did not have the opportunity to get to know Jan Hughes personally, it will be my honor to join family and friends as they grieve her passing and celebrate her life. I have heard many wonderful things about her. That is what makes a community like St. Albert Catholic Schools so special. We are family. We celebrate together. We mourn together. We laugh together. We cry together.
Please join me in praying for the Hughes family. May they find comfort and peace through the love and kindness of family and friends during their time of sorrow.
"Eternal rest grant unto Jan O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen."