About the Principal
Principal Mary Croteau possesses the essential combination of faith , experience, and love for St. Joseph School, which clearly indicates she is the right leader to help St. Joe’s continue moving towards a brighter future. Her love for this school and its students is second to none!
Prior to teaching at St. Joe’s, Mrs. Croteau’s son, Blake, attended the school and graduated in 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Saint Mary’s College and she obtained her master’s degree in elementary education from Simmons College . In 2016 she successfully completed the Aspiring Leadership Academy Program; a program of the Diocese of Manchester that develops aspiring school leaders who are faithful to the tradition of Catholic education. Although a large portion of Mrs. Croteau’s experience has been in education, teaching is a second career for her. She previously co-founded and operated an executive search firm where she was Vice President in charge of all administrative, operational, accounting, and day-to-day operations.
Mrs. Croteau ’s strengths are many. She knows the students and school along with its history, which allows her to be an effective leader immediately. Her fellow teachers and staff receive her warmly and appreciate all she does for the school, before, during, and after school hours. I am heartened by the fact that she is both prepared and excited to take on her new role! She recognizes what needs to be done, is encouraged by the support of the School Advisory Board and of the Diocese , and fully understands all that has been accomplished over the past three years. Being familiar with the many initiatives that have been established to improve and grow the school, such as the capital campaign, the extensive strategic planning, NCEA accreditation, and the expanded financial aid program, she understands the importance of continuing these initiative s for our continued success.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,