Principal’s Page

Greetings,

I am the proud principal of Saint Zachary School. Our school has made tremendous strides in the past two years.  We have implemented a new reading and math curriculum which provides our children with an individualized education.  Each child from Preschool to grade 8 has their own Chromebook and the teachers have new laptops. Back in March of 2019 at the start of the pandemic, my teachers were able to move from in person learning to e-learning in a matter of two days, when other schools took weeks. We have been in school learning since August and we have been very blessed.  When other schools have had to quarantine, we continue to be in person. However, what I am most proud of is our family!  To see the faith, joy, love, and dedication of all those in our school makes me know that God truly has placed me where he wanted me to be.

From the teachers, to the students, to all of you, I can’t thank you enough for all the hard work and dedication you show our school.  We truly are Saint Zachary Family.  Just like a family, we have our ups and our downs, some days are hard, and some days the excitement and joy is immeasurable.  Without all of you, we would not be able to achieve what God has wanted for us all along.  I am blessed in so many ways.  I have wonderful, hard-working teachers that treat our children as their own, the faculty and staff go above and beyond in every sense, from taking temperatures in the cold, to sacrificing time with their own families to be here.  Our parents, who make daily sacrifices in order to provide their children with a great Catholic education. Our parish that lovingly supports this school. Father Piotr, who values and cherishes our wonderful school. And finally, our children, through their excitement, enthusiasm and dedication to learn about the Word of God will change our world to a better place. We have truly made Saint Zachary a family!

Jesus said in Matthew 19:14, “Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” These words are cherished and practiced daily at Saint Zachary School.

Thank you for all you do to help support our school.  We are truly blessed that you are part of our family!  For those of you interested in joining our family, please feel free to reach out to me at dpotenza@saintzachary.org.  I would be more than happy to tell you all about the wonderful things our family has to offer you.

God bless.
Darlene Potenza