my picAbout Me: The many varied professional roles that I have had the opportunity to perform has allowed me to see and experience education and the world with many different perspectives,  From a professional baseball player in the Boston Red Sox organization to a teacher, preschool and daycare owner, assistant principal in a correctional facility, and a Principal for a couple of Catholic schools I really feel like I can look at education in a fresh and innovative way.

It is wonderful to be able to send my four children to the school that I am the Principal of and be able to be a part of the excitement in their educational experience.  My wife and I treasure every moment with our kids and love to travel around to all their different sporting events and activities they participate in.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Johnson State College
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati
  • Currently working on Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University (expected graduation 2018)

Honors and Awards:

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Johnson State College
  • Inducted into the Chesamore Honor Society at Johnson State College
  • Awarded the John Bindas Award from Johnson State College (Given to one Education major a year for their dedication to children’s education)
  • Inducted into the Valley Forge High School Hall of Fame

Memorable Moment:  After I came to Saint Patrick School to interview with Father Mario and the search committee that was assembled, Father Mario and Father Frank sent me on my way back to Vermont with two plates full of food, including homemade meatballs!  I had never been on an interview like that before and instantly felt like I was a part of the family.

Favorite Quotes:

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi

Contact Me:

afontana@stpatrickschoolstoneham.org

Anthony Fontana – Principal