CONGRATULATIONS TO PRINCIPAL FRANK P. LACERENZA OF ST. MARY SCHOOL IN MILFORD
The Archdiocese of Hartford is pleased to announce that Frank P. Lacerenza, principal of St. Mary School in Milford, has been selected as the 2017-2018 Archdiocesan Distinguished Catholic School Administrator.
An exceptional administrator who engenders respect among all members of his school community, Frank has been principal of St. Mary School for 26 years. His experience with Catholic schools began in childhood when he attended Sacred Heart School in Stamford, followed by Stamford Catholic High School. Frank earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and History at Iona College, his Master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Fairfield University, and completed additional coursework at both Sacred Heart and Fairfield Universities.
Frank’s professional experience began with teaching positions first at Sacred Heart School, then St. Cecelia School, both in Stamford. He then progressed to administrative roles, becoming Principal of St. Bernadette School in New Haven, then at St. Patrick School in Bridgeport. His tenure as Principal of St. Mary School in Milford began in 1991.
A collaborative leader, Frank has always been committed to three critical goals of Catholic school education: 1) to proclaim the message of Christ; 2)to develop community at every level; and 3) to encourage service to the human community. His skills as a peacemaker, communicator, and accomplished leader have facilitated the fulfillment of these goals, while inspiring the respect and admiration of the St. Mary School family. As a man of tremendous faith who is actively involved in parish life, Frank has created a school culture with a strong Catholic identity and a warm, welcoming spirit. In Frank’s own words, “As a Catholic educator, I believe religion is more than a subject in a time slot. Rather, it is everything the school is.”