Dear Queen of the Rosary Family,


It is with great pleasure that we announce our new Principal for next year has been chosen.  We are excited to announce that Ms. Marian Hernandez will be our Principal for the 2014-2015 school year.


Ms. Hernandez is currently the Assistant Principal at Our Lady’s Catholic Academy in South Ozone Park, a position she has held since September 2012.  Before that, Ms. Hernandez was a Kindergarten teacher, and the Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator at the same school.  Her wide experience in Early Childhood education, as well as her recent all-encompassing experience as an Assistant Principal,  led the Board of Directors to the conclusion that she is uniquely qualified to lead our Academy, and to continue the improvements we have begun.


In addition to her academic experience, Ms. Hernandez also has experience in the business world, having worked in recruiting for law firms.  Her experience in the recruiting field, as well as her experience in helping to screen potential teachers for the Diocese, and as a member of the Diocesan Latino Outreach Committee, makes Ms. Hernandez the perfect person to begin the process to recruit new students, new families, and as we expand, new teachers.


Finally, to cement her passion for leadership of our Academy, her children currently attend our Kindergarten and 4th Grade.  We hope you will join us in welcoming Ms. Hernandez to Queen of the Rosary (in her new, different capacity).  We are trying to schedule a parent meeting to introduce her formally to the Academy families, and will let you know when that is scheduled.


It would not be appropriate to end this letter without recognizing the person who led the Academy since January.  Ms. Roye brought her experience, her love of teaching, her love of education, and most importantly, her love of your children, to Queen of the Rosary in the middle of the year – never an easy task.  I am sure you will agree that she has done a remarkable job, and while we respect her wishes to not have the full time responsibility as Principal, we will miss her guidance, her leadership, and her smiling face at Queen of the Rosary.  However, you may still see Ms. Roye next year as she works on the transition with Ms. Hernandez.  We are deeply indebted to Ms. Roye.  Thank you, Ms. Roye!!

Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy



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