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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."

"Attending Mount Mercy Academy is one of the best decisions I could have made. Since day one they have challenged me academically, to strive and succeed. For the past two years at Mount Mercy, I received so much help from all the teachers. They are always open to help me with any questions I have. My teachers have even taken time whenever they can to help me to do well with upcoming tests and quizzes. With their help I have been on both honor rolls, and have been a scholar athlete."

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