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Principal's Message

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the new Principal of St. Theresa School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a strong Catholic tradition, devoted Pastor and priests, a great parent community, and a rich faculty and staff. As I begin my first year at St. Theresa School, I also begin my twenty-second year in education. I have worked in a variety of schools as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. My most recent administrative experience was at Bishop O’Connell HS for the last seven years.

 

I’m eager to bring my skills as an educational leader, as well as rely on the expertise of our faculty and the leadership of our Pastor, as we partner with you to ensure your child's success.

 

It is our 25th Anniversary here at St Theresa, and I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established in 1994 by building strong relationships with our school and church community.  

 

As the Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is happy to be here!  All of us at STS are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever!  

 

I want to share with you a few of the many things you can be on the lookout for:

 

Prayer for your Child: Every day, our school community will pray for 2-3 of our children. Every child in the school will have a special prayer said for them at a point during the year. I look forward to emailing you on the day we pray for your child.

 

Social Media Presence: To enhance our weekly Thursday Thunder newsletter, which is the primary and most important source of updates from the school, we will continue to grow our social media presence. However, it is not required that you use any of these social media platforms. We have a group of individuals in the school who maintain our Facebook and Instagram accounts, and I will personally tweet from our school’s twitter account. This is a fun way to see more of the life of the school.  Please note that our entire school community will follow the Website and Social Media Policy for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. According to the Policy, readers and patrons are welcome to comment. Discussion is always encouraged, but proper etiquette must be followed. 

 

Twitter: @STSAshburnVA

Facebook: St. Theresa School in Ashburn, VA

Instagram: St. Theresa School/Ashburn

 

Coffee with the Principal: Communication is key to a successful school! I welcome conversations and input from our school community, and I want to know how we can better enhance you and your students’ experiences at STS. I appreciate opportunities I have to meet with parents and families. One of the many ways I will be available to you is through scheduled coffees. We will often have coffees that hit on specific topics that are important in the life of the student; with some specific to the needs of different age groups. 

Lastly, I appreciate your prayers and continued support!

 

Many blessings,

 

Mrs. Erin O’Malley

Principal