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Farewell to principals

June 23, 2016

Carol Trelut

Carol Trelut
Trelut is retiring after 20 years at Nativity School, Menlo Park with 15 years as principal. As a teacher and administrator within the Archdiocese of San Francisco Trelut said she has been “dedicated to Catholic education” with “profound commitment to the Catholic communities” served. Her time in Catholic schools “has been a joy and labor of love,” Trelut said.

Sister Mary Susanna Vasquez, OP

Sister Mary Susanna Vasquez, OP 
Sister Susanna, who has served as teacher and principal in Catholic schools for 41 years, is leaving after 12 years as principal of St. James School, San Francisco, where earlier she also taught for six years. A graduate of San Francisco’s St. Anthony School and Immaculate Conception Academy, she is off to a yearlong sabbatical that includes “walking the Camino de Santiago in September and October,” she told me. “After the year off, who knows? God will determine that. I hope, though, to still be involved in education. I believe that Catholic education plays a significant role in the mission of the church. Catholic schools are pools of evangelization, transformation and beacons of light for the world.”

Tara Rolle

Tara Rolle
Rolle, who holds a doctorate in educational policy with a focus on Catholic school marketing and enrollment, is moving after five years as principal of St. Raymond School, Menlo Park, to a position as assistant superintendent of schools for the Drexel School System in the Diocese of San Jose, a “model for the future of Catholic education” to ensure Catholic schools are accessible, high achieving and sustainable, she said. “In partnership with parents and guided by the values of our faith, it is my great passion to serve our community through service in Catholic education.”

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