New to the school

. March 15, 2013.

When St. Ursula Academy begins its 156th school year next fall, they’ll do so with a new president and a new principal at the helm. Here’s a look at the two newest members of the SUA family:

Incoming President
Served several terms as school principal in Michigan and West Virginia and seven years as director of planned giving for the Adrian Dominican Office of Development.
The most valuable lesson a teacher ever taught me: To be my own person and not to follow the crowd.
One thing I wish I knew in high school: The interconnectedness of and appreciation for all of God’s creation.
A famous woman I would love to have coffee with: St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th century Dominican and Doctor of the Church who spoke Truth to civil leaders, Bishops and the Pope.
High school students today need: To learn how to be critical thinkers and life-long learners.
Why I’m glad to be part of St. Ursula Academy: My 22 years of experience in both co-ed and all-female high schools has taught me that most young women excel in an all-female environment, developing leadership skills and their sense of self-worth. I am proud to be part of this school with its 155-year history of teaching Catholic Christian values within a top-rated academic program.

KIMBERLY A. SOLOIncoming Principal
With 12 years of experience, Mrs. Sofo has held a range of positions including principal, assistant principal and six years as a teacher at three different Toledo Public Schools. She is married to Joe Sofo and has one step daughter, Kyla (15), and two sons, Joey (13) and Jase (8).
Last book I read:  The Help by Kathryn Stockett – If you ever take the time to understand another perspective, your own perspective may differ. 
One thing I wish I knew in high school: Your actions matter, even when you think no one is looking!
A famous woman (alive or dead) I would love to have coffee with: I personally don’t enjoy coffee, but I would love to have tea with Eleanor Roosevelt.  She is the definition of a great woman – masterfully walking the line of balance as a great wife, a great mother, and a great leader!
High school students today need:  Guidance – they have endless information at their fingertips, but guidance is not so easily attainable, but absolutely necessary.
Why I’m glad to be a part of St. Ursula Academy: Of course, it’s the girls! They are holding onto empowerment and they don’t even know it yet!

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