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New Principal Appointed at MMA

by cnewman

Principal Margaret Staszak
Principal Margaret Staszak

Sister Mary Ellen Twist, President of Mount Mercy Academy proudly announced this week that Mount Mercy Academy will have a new principal for the 2011-12 school year  - Margaret Cuthbert Staszak '75. Mrs. Staszak has served on the Mercy faculty for the last nine years as the Assistant Principal and will begin her new ministry as Principal on July 1, 2011.

Mrs. Staszak began her career as a teacher at MMA in 2002 and was appointed Assistant Principal in 2003-04 by Paulette Gaske, Principal. She will now replace Gaske who is retiring after 27 years on the faculty at MMA and 9 years as Principal.

Mrs. Staszak holds a master's degree in Secondary Education from D'Youville College and a bachelor's degree in Business from State University of New York College at Buffalo. She is an MMA Alumna and proud parent of two Mercy graduates.

"Margaret Stazsak is an excellent choice for Principal as she has experience with the school, its students and parents, and a true passion for academic excellence and the Mercy spirit," states Twist.

Mrs. Staszak was identified after a thorough search and interview process in which a number of well qualified candidates were considered for appointment. She was the clear choice of the search committee comprised of parents, students, faculty, staff and members of the MMA Board of Trustees, and will bring a strong focus to academic excellence in her leadership.

When addressing the faculty and staff at Mount Mercy Academy, Staszak said,"I am thrilled and humbled by this wonderful opportunity.  I thoroughly recognize the importance of this awesome responsibility and will work diligently to provide our students with an excellent educational experience, where they are able to maximize their potential for academic success."

"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

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