Dear Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students of PJPIICA,
I write this letter to share the news that I will be concluding my duties as Regional Director this coming June. Christ has a plan for all of us, and I believe that He is now calling me to move on to a new chapter in my life.
I will always consider myself a blessed man that His plan included four wonderful years serving as the Regional Director of Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy. During this time we have accomplished much. We unified as one Academy, receiving high marks and exemplary status from the NEASC; earning the unique distinction of being the largest accredited Catholic elementary school in the Northeast. We instituted the Professional Development Institute to assist teachers in keeping current with best practices in education. We consistently increased standardized test scores from year to year and developed educationally based afterschool programming. We incorporated a vibrant and unified Parent Corps across the four campuses to assist with planning Academy-wide events and extracurricular activities. It has been heartwarming to witness our community redefine and reinvigorate Catholic education here in Boston over the years.
The Academy was established, and continues to flourish, as a result of the leadership from an incredible board, principals, faculty, and committed parents as well as the generosity of many benefactors. With the continued support from all of you, the Academy will continue to thrive.
I am grateful to have been a part of its growth.
A search committee of the Board will be established to find a new Regional Director and we are working toward a smooth transition in the coming months.
My prayers will continue for all of you and I thank you again for the support you have given to our wonderful Academy and to me personally.
Russ W. Wilson