Welcome to all of our readers!
July 25, 2016
Dear Parents and friends of St. Louis School,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter to introduce myself as the newly appointed principal of St. Louis School, Lowell. I am honored and humbled to have been offered this position.
I come to you as an experienced educator with 16 years as a parochial school administrator in the Merrimack Valley, an elementary school teacher in Catholic Schools, an E.S.L. teacher at local community colleges and agencies, and leader in various capacities in the Archdiocese of Boston and parochial schools.
St. Louis School founded in 1907 by the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary has a rich history in the city of Lowell. These Sisters provided an education for the children of French immigrants as they settled in a new land. Today, St. Louis School educates students of many cultures and is committed, as stated in its’ mission statement, to the intellectual, spiritual, social, psychological, and physical growth of each child through the practice of Catholic values, academic excellence, and responsible citizenship.
With the guidance of the Archdiocese of Boston, the support of Rev .Richard Clancy: Pastor, and a review of a recent consultative report, the priorities of the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:
· Reaffirm our Catholic identity
· Provide strong Catholic principal leadership
· Redefine our governance process
· Review and revise our academic programs
· Improve methods of communication
We are reminded of the words of Pope Francis who stated “Catholic schools will always strive to join their work of education with the explicit proclamation of the Gospel are a most valuable resource for the evangelization of culture.”
As a long time Catholic educator, I look forward to meeting with you, collaborating with the teachers and staff, and most importantly seeing the faces of our children. It is my privilege to protect the roots of this institution and provide a vision for its future. The traditions of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the French immigrants will continue as we move forward meeting the needs and challenges of our school today.
Ms. Vina M. Troianello M.Ed.: Principal
Learning Today to be Leaders Tomorrow!!!