Carol Woodburn


I have been proud to serve as principal of Holy Savior Academy since February 2016. I came in at the request of the Diocese and Board of Limited Jurisdiction to serve as the Interim Principal for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year.  When Mrs. Kiernan did not return, I was asked to remain for 2016-2017.

Prior to coming to HSA, I served for thirty-two years at Saint John Vianney School in Colonia as Middle-Level Language Arts Teacher, Assistant Principal and then Principal.  I retired from SJV .in 2014.  During that short retirement, I was able to spend time with my husband and family, relaxing, and traveling.  My husband and I also moved from Colonia to South Plainfield and became parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish.

God had a different plan though, and here I am at HSA providing, what I hope, is effective leadership and guidance to all within the school.   Everyone throughout the school has been most welcoming and accepting; they have made my time here very rewarding and I know that moving forward our partnership will continue to flourish with the children being the direct beneficiaries.

I truly believe that there is a ripple effect in all that we do each and every day.  What I do affects you and what you do affects me and because we have interacted with each other both of our lives have been changed forever–hopefully, in a positive way.

A graduate of New Jersey City University, 1971, degree and certification in Elementary Education.

Fordham University, 1996, Masters Degree in Supervision

Supervisory State of New Jersey Certification 1997

Saint John Vianney School

Language Arts Teacher 1982-1995

Assistant Principal  1996-2004

Principal 2004-2014



Husband of 47 years

3 Grown Daughters, 3 Wonderful Son-in-laws

9 Grandchildren

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