Congratulations to St. Mary School principal, Mrs. Patricia Mancuso on being named 2019 Principal of the Year, Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award, Diocese of Camden. Mrs. Mancuso has served as principal of St. Mary School since 2011. She has served as a principal in the Camden Diocese since 1999. Mrs. Mancuso has been a teacher in the Camden Diocese for 29 years. She has also taught 7 th grade in the Philadelphia Archdiocese as well as 3 rd grade in a local school in the Camden Diocese. She is a graduate of Temple University where she earned her Elementary Education degree as well as her Master’s in Education Administration. Throughout the course of the day, you may find Mrs. Mancuso doing a number of different activities including observing in classrooms, meeting with students and/or parents, collaborating with teachers, planning events, and working with teachers on curriculum and instruction. “Each day I encourage all to carry forth our school mission and help students to reach their God-given potential. My hope is that we instill a sense of life-long learning in our students so that as they move on in their educational journey they will remember the foundation that began at St. Mary School,” explains Mrs. Mancuso. She adds, “Each day, we create an environment where Jesus Christ is the center and this inspires all of our decisions.” She also believes in providing experiences to each child to assist in their spiritual, academic, physical and social development. Mrs. Mancuso says that she strives to establish and maintain an atmosphere which is conducive to positive staff morale and relationships among students, faculty and staff. “I am blessed to work with such dedicated faculty and staff who strive each day to give their best to the students. I believe in working closely with the faculty and staff as a team who share common goals and strive to reach those goals together for the good of our students,” says Mrs. Mancuso. She adds, “I am also fortunate to have the support of Fr. Mazz and Our Lady of Peace Parish who offer continuous encouragement to me as well as to our school.” Mrs. Mancuso is married and has three children. Thank you Mrs. Mancuso for your outstanding leadership, for all you do for our St. Mary School community and your commitment to Catholic Education.