August 06, 2015
Our principal, teachers, staff, parents, and students deserve the respect of all. **
We attribute the growth of St. Mary of the Angels to God,who certainly called our principal, me the pastor, and other teachers and staff to respond to the challenge of turning a near failing school into something great! Certainly there is more to accomplish, but God has worked miracles through the Virgin Mary’s intercession, and with the response of so many generous persons.
Here is an excerpt from the Maryland Charter: “A genuine sense of self-worth and respect arises from healthy relationships: knowing that one is loved for oneself as a child of God and that one is called to love God and others through study, hard work, respect, and self-giving. We cultivate a learning environment that develops the young person’s identity not based on competitive performance but on relationships: with God, parents, siblings,teachers, fellow students, and friends. So we encourage each child to develop an authentic relationship with God, not by performing a lot of external acts,but in discovering God’s personal love for him or her, with its call to heroism in his response of love and in developing his gifts for the service of others and society. This approach leads to increase academic performance as well as a healthy and stable disposition toward God, family, and friends.”
Yes our outstanding families and teachers are cultivating respect and sense of self-worth through healthy relationships, but under great leadership team.
- submitted by a school leader