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Principal's Message


July 27, 2017

Dear Saint Theresa School Parents:

In collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Bigelow, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and the members of the Principal Search Committee, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Erin O'Malley as Principal of Saint Theresa Catholic School, effective August 1, 2018.

Mrs. O'Malley is a seasoned Catholic school administrator in the Diocese of Arlington, with over twenty-one years of experience as an administrator, teacher, and counselor.  Mrs. O'Malley comes to us from Bishop O'Connell High School where she has served in a variety of administrative capabilities.  She has demonstrated expertise in recruiting and hiring effective faculty and staff; in overseeing the resource and inclusion program at the school; in creating balanced data-driven programs that reflect the school's goals and mission; and in working in collaboration with the school Parent-Teacher Organization.

Mrs. O'Malley attended Catholic elementary and high schools and is a graduate of the University of Scranton, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in English and her Master's Degree in counseling.  She also has a Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership from George Washington University.

The Principal Search Committee worked thoughtfully and deliberately to acquire, evaluate, and interview candidates for the position.  I am grateful to those of you who helped provide input to the process for us through the survey that was made available.  Mrs. O'Malley's passion for Catholic education, her love of the Faith, and her joy in working with students were evident in her interview with the Search Committee. I am certain that her desire to build strong partnerships with the faculty and parents, as well as the parish community as a whole will serve Saint Theresa well for years to come.  She possesses the experience, temperament, collaborative work ethic, and spiritual leadership to serve our entire school community.

I am grateful for the diligent work of the Search Committee during the process and look forward to introducing Mrs. O'Malley to you all in the weeks ahead.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Richard M. Guest