Letter from School Leadership

Dear Friends of Cardinal Shehan School,

"I trust in the LORD with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

This scripture was selected as the opening words of this letter because this scripture describes how I have chosen to live my life. As I walked through the halls and every classroom after I was hired, I realized that I have officially come home. More than thirty years ago, the foundation for my personal relationship with the LORD was fostered and cultivated in these very classrooms. It was here that I learned that I was a valuable gift from GOD. It was here that I learned that I was intelligent and had the potential to become anything I wanted to be in life. And it was here that I learned that GOD had a purpose over my life which is to reflect HIS love to everyone that I meet. These experiences directed me to gain the perspective of Catholic education over the years in different capacities: as a teacher in Catholic schools, as a parent of children in Catholic schools, and now finally as a school leader of a Catholic school. Although the roles and responsibilities may have differed with every perspective, the overall purpose of teaching children the three most important lessons that I learned many years ago remained and still remains the same.

I am truly humbled and honored that I have been selected as the new school leader of Cardinal Shehan School. I am grateful that the LORD has entrusted me with the responsibility of guiding the spiritual and academic growth of your precious gifts. This is a responsibility that I take very seriously. One of my goals for Cardinal Shehan School is to continue developing peaceful children for our world through the implementation of the Cardinal Shehan School's successful Peace program. The second goal I have for CSS is to assist all students, within our school, with reaching their fullest potential in a student-centered learning environment. This goal supports Pope Francis' vision that all Catholic school students will become equipped with the necessary 21st century skills needed to be successful in this technological age. The last goal I have is to build, within our school, CHRIST disciples and change agents for our world. This goal will call for students to take what they learn in the classroom about the love of CHRIST and put it into action by doing service work for the poor, the sick, the elderly, and the vulnerable. These goals will help our CSS students become academically, emotionally, and spiritually confident and will help build and strengthen that personal relationship with the LORD which is so much needed in one's life.

As the school leader, I must ask of you to keep the entire CSS faculty in your prayers as we fulfill our life's mission of educating God's precious gifts.

Peace and Blessings,


Fametta Jackson