Area schools welcome new leaders
The following changes have been made at diocesan elementary and junior-high schools:
* All Saints Catholic Academy, Gates: Monette Mahoney replaced William B. Davis. Mahoney most recently served as principal at Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Rochester.
* Cathedral School at Holy Rosary, Rochester: Kathleen Dougherty has been named principal of the new school, which was formed when Holy Rosary School and Sacred Heart Cathedral School merged at the end of the 2004-05 school year. Dougherty previously served as principal of Holy Rosary, which is the site of the new school.
* Catherine McAuley School, Greece: Angela Fortunato has been named principal of the new school, which was formed when St. John the Evangelist School in Greece merged with St. Charles Borromeo School. The school is located at the St. Charles site. Fortunato previously served as principal at St. John the Evangelist School on Humboldt Street.
* Good Shepherd School, Henrietta: Mary Barrese-Frame has replaced Marie Arcuri. Barrese-Frame previously served as principal at St. Charles Borromeo School.
* Holy Family Primary School, Elmira: Bernadette Rice, who has taught at the school for more than 10 years, has replaced Constance Brady.
* Holy Family School, Dansville: David J. Rausch has replaced Deborah Goering. Rausch most recently served for 18 years as principal of Philadelphia Primary School in the Indian River Central School District, which is north of Watertown, and has been in the field of education for 33 years.
* Holy Cross School, Rochester: Rebecca Maloney, former principal at Rochester's St. Ambrose School, has replaced Catherine Kress. Maloney has also served as principal at Mother of Sorrows School in Greece and taught at Holy Cross from 1983-94.
* Immaculate Conception School, Ithaca: Diana Oravec, former principal at St. Patrick's School in Seneca Falls, has replaced Deacon Daniel Hurley. Oravec began teaching at Catholic schools in 1977 and taught at schools in Hornell, Dansville and Spencerport before becoming principal at St. Patrick's in 2001.
* St. John Bosco School, Seneca Falls: Mary Caffrey has been named principal of the new school, which was formed when St. Mary's School in Waterloo merged with St. Patrick's School in Seneca Falls. The school is located at the Seneca Falls site. Caffrey most recently served as vice principal at DeSales High School in Geneva and has also served as principal of St. Joseph's School in Auburn and worked in the diocesan Catholic Schools Office.
* St. John Neumann School, Rochester: Marie Arcuri has been named principal of the new school, which was formed when St. John the Evangelist School on Humboldt Street merged with St. Ambrose School. The school is located at the St. Ambrose site. Arcuri previously served as principal at Good Shepherd School in Henrietta.
* St. Margaret Mary School, Irondequoit: Mary Elizabeth Sullivan has replaced Sister of Mercy Mary Alice O'Brien. Sullivan previously served as principal of St. Helen's School in Gates, which closed at the end of the 2004-05 school year.
* St. Michael's School, Penn Yan: James P. Tette will replace Jo Ann Struck. Tette, who earned his doctorate at SUNY Buffalo, has worked in educational and administrative programs at Cornell University.
The following changes have been made at affiliated Catholic high schools and middle schools in the diocese:
* Aquinas Institute, Rochester: Dennis Sadler has replaced Sally Cardilli, who had served as interim principal following the April resignation of Father Joseph A. Grasso, CPpS. Sadler most recently served as assistant principal at Gates Chili High School, and before that he served at Aquinas for 23 years as a teacher, athletic director and assistant principal.
* DeSales High School, Geneva: Father Joseph A. Grasso, CPpS has replaced Karen Juliano. Father Grasso served as principal at Aquinas Institute in Rochester until April and had previously served as principal at Siena Catholic Academy in Rochester.
* McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester: William Hobbs has replaced Father Philip Judge, SJ. Hobbs has held various positions at schools in Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Towson, Md., and has experience in teaching, counseling, professional development in media relations, communications and team-building. Daniel Behan, who has taught at McQuaid for 15 years, has replaced Joseph Marchese as administrator of McQuaid Jesuit Middle School.