MEDFORD, NEW JERSEY – 28 Aug, 2017 – Amy Rash, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has been named Principal of St. Mary of the Lakes in Medford. Mrs. Rash comes to her new position from Delran Middle School where she was Assistant Principal for the past two years.
“It’s a great pleasure to welcome Mrs. Rash as Principal of St. Mary of the Lakes where we look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship,” said Reverend Daniel F. Swift, Pastor of St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church and School, upon making the announcement. “Her depth of education, wealth of experience, and strong foundation in the Catholic Faith will be of great benefit to both our students and their parents in the coming school year and the years ahead.”
“My professional and academic experiences have helped prepare me for my new role as principal,” says Mrs. Rash. “I applied for the position because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to connect my experience in education and leadership with my own Catholic school background. Attending Catholic school from kindergarten through 12th grade gave me a strong foundation in academics and faith that served me throughout college and beyond.
A Catholic school education is not only academically rigorous but rich in morality and service to others. I am excited to return to this environment,” Mrs. Rash goes on to say. “St. Mary of the Lakes School is already an outstanding school. I hope to continue that tradition of excellence and help our students achieve even greater successes.”
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Mrs. Rash is a graduate of St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, matriculating at the University’s cohort in Delran, NJ.
She resides in Cherry Hill, NJ with her husband and two children.
About St. Mary of the Lakes School
St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic School was built in 1954 with an enrollment of 180 students and staffed by four Sisters of St. Joseph. It has grown to add a Pre-School and Kindergarten wing, Religious Education Center, regulation-sized gym, media center and computer labs. Today, the school has an enrollment of 250 students in grades Pre-K through Eighth Grade. St. Mary of the Lakes School is located at 196 Route 70 in Medford, New Jersey.
About St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church and School
Founded in 1931 in a cabin in Medford Lakes, New Jersey to serve the 40 Catholic families living in the area, St. Mary of the Lakes was formally established as a parish in 1943. The present church, located on Jackson Road in Medford, was built in 1966. (The original cabin still stands, owned by Protestant Community Church. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.) The parish boasts a community of 4200 families, 965 children in its Parish Religious Education Program, and 300 students enrolled in St. Mary of the Lakes School.
Company Name: St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church and School
Contact Person: Georgiana Francisco
Country: United States