New Principal Appointed at Blessed Sacrament School
New Principal Appointed at
Blessed Sacrament School
Catholic elementary school in Albany Welcomes Back Former Teacher
Blessed Sacrament School in Albany will welcome a new principal for the 2018-19 school year, as Maureen Daurio, a former teacher at the school, is returning to serve as principal.
Ms. Daurio taught social studies and religion at the Albany Catholic Diocese elementary school from 2009 to 2010. She has spent her entire career working at Catholic schools in the Diocese, and was most recently principal at St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam. She has also served as principal of St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls and began her career more than 15 years ago as a social studies and religion teacher at St. Casimir’s Regional School in Albany.
“Maureen is a gifted educator and a wonderful role model for our beloved students,” said Father John Bradley, pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish. “We are so pleased that she will be returning to our school to lead our students, faculty and staff, and partner with our parents.”
A Waterford resident, Ms. Daurio earned her bachelor’s degree from Russell Sage College, and a master’s degree from SUNY Albany’s Rockefeller College. She received her School Building/District Leader certification from The College of Saint Rose in 2010.
Blessed Sacrament School’s current principal, Sister Patricia Lynch, RSM, is retiring at the end of the current school year after 50 years of dedicated service to Catholic education in the Diocese of Albany.
“It is always a great joy to see our own colleagues in ministry advance in their careers while remaining in the Diocese’s Catholic School program,” said Giovanni Virgiglio, Superintendent of Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. “Maureen has proven herself as an exemplary teacher and administrator, and an outstanding example of how to truly live Jesus’ example every day for our students.”
“I truly believe everyone brings a unique and valued perspective to their education, and my goal always is to find ways to meet the needs of all of our students” Ms. Daurio said. “I am committed to fostering a spirit of unity in the common vision of bringing Christ into our classrooms every day.”
Mary DeTurris Poust
Director of Communications, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany