Jeanne Meredith Named Primary Administrator of the Year


Jeanne Meredith 
Named Primary Administrator of the Year! 
 
 
Our school community has long realized that one of our most important assets is the leadership and guidance of Principal Jeanne Meredith.  We are proud to announce that her dedication to the students and the school, in addition to her commitment to academic excellence, was recognized recently by the Pennsylvania Affiliate for the Council on American Private Education (PA-CAPE).  Ms. Meredith has been recognized by PA-CAPE as the Primary Administrator of the Year. 
 
Those of us who have witnessed Principal Meredith in action over the past fifteen years as Principal of St. Mary Interparochial School are not surprised by the well-deserved recognition.  Her dedication and commitment to the school and its students are the core of the school's success.  She has dedicated so much time, effort, and compassion not only to St. Mary Interparochial School, but to the furtherance of Catholic education, in general.  From 1998 to 2002, she held the position of Vice Principal at St. Katharine of Siena Catholic School.  Prior to her years in administration, she instructed students as a classroom teacher in Catholic Schools for 17 years. She earned a B.A. from LaSalle University and M.Ed. from Holy Family University. She served as District Coordinator for the Archdiocese for nine years.  She serves currently as a member of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia South Academic Advisory Council.
 
At St. Mary Interparochial School, her selflessness, dedication, and sacrifice to the school has inspired students, faculty, parents, and the Board, not to mention the community at large.  She has implemented many innovative programs in the school, benefiting the students, their families, and the faculty.  Her model of leadership is one which encourages shared responsibility among staff, students, and the community.  Her presence is one of both strength and compassion, encouraging the students to work hard to achieve their goals and to be joyful when a time of celebration calls for joy.    She has provided and fostered an environment where students grow academically and spiritually, and are dedicated to the school's mission to be individuals of integrity and to become Christ-centered leaders of the 21st century. 
 
Please join us in congratulating Principal Meredith for this well-deserved honor.  It is a fitting book-end, of course, to this Blue Ribbon School Year! On behalf of the Board, we thank you, Principal Meredith, for your service, guidance, and leadership by example.  
 
Michael L. Detweiler
Chairman of the Board, 2016-17