Dear Holy Savior Academy Community:
In January we shared that Mrs. Woodburn is retiring in June. In February the Board formed a search committee to find the next Principal for Holy Savior Academy. The committee was chaired by Sister Honora Nolty, OP, a member the Dominican Sisters, who previously served as a Catholic school teacher, principal, and associate superintendent for decades in New York. Sister Honora led a search committee comprised of educators, parents, and board members. The committee reviewed over 40 resumes.
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Theresa Pasqua will be the next principal of Holy Savior Academy. Mrs. Pasqua has been a teacher and Vice Principal at St. Thomas the Apostle School, a National Blue Ribbon School, in Old Bridge, for nearly 17 years.
Mrs. Pasqua earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from Pace University, and spent several years as Director of Marketing and Sales in the telecommunications industry. In 2003, Mrs. Pasqua joined the faculty of St. Thomas the Apostle. During her time at St. Thomas, Mrs. Pasqua earned a Masters Degree in Education, and a second Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. In addition to her experience in education, she was an entrepreneur and a successful business owner for over 20 years.
Among her achievements, Mrs. Pasqua is responsible for implementing fundraising campaigns which have raised over $150,000 for school improvements and technology, served as Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator, piloted Financial Literacy programs for students in grades 5-8, and spearheaded Mindfulness Training and Socialization programs for both students and parents.
Finally, Mrs. Pasqua helped establish the St. Thomas Learning Garden, an outdoor classroom, and assisted in leading the school to achieve a National Blue Ribbon in 2018.
Mrs. Pasqua closely identifies with the mission of Holy Savior and expresses a desire to work together as disciples of Christ to respect, inspire, and foster excellence. As a lifelong Catholic, she lives a life of service ministering in Catholic schools as an expression of her faith. Mrs. Pasqua stands ready to join the Holy Savior Academy Community to ensure its future success, and has fully committed herself to this endeavor.
Once again we thank Mrs. Woodburn for her dedication. We also thank Sister Honora and the committee for their service to the school. We are planning an upcoming event for you to meet Mrs. Pasqua. Please join us in welcoming her to our school! Blessings on your families as we prepare for Easter!
Sincerely in Christ,
The Board of Limited Jurisdiction