Dear MDS Families and Friends,
It is with great enthusiasm and joy that I get to introduce myself, James Evans, as your new principal at Madonna Del Sasso School. I am honored that I was chosen to lead an amazing school and school community. As this year ends, I look forward to building on the great relationships with families that I have already met and I am excited to welcome all the new families that have chosen Madonna Del Sasso for their students.
Before I tell you about me, I would like to thank Fr. Greg for the opportunity to lead Madonna Del Sasso School and Angel Rivera for his guidance over the last two years. Fr. Greg has been a wonderful example of Catholic leadership and I look forward to strengthening the relationship with the school and church. “Rivera” as I have called him from day one, took me under his wing in my first year and showed me what it means to run a school. I would not be in this position without these two mentors!
I came to Madonna 2 years ago, with over 10 years of teaching experience in both rural and urban school settings in Florida and New York City. While in New York City, I worked at a Catholic High school where I became the Social Studies department chair, mentored incoming teachers, and taught Advanced Placement and honors courses while preparing students for college. In Florida, I completed a Reading Endorsement program to better help my students where the curriculum emphasized reading enrichment and computer literacy. I have a M.S in Social Science Education from Florida State University, and I am finishing a Catholic Administrative Certificate from Loyola Marymount University this summer. Lastly, I was the General Manager of a plumbing company in Florida for eight years, where I was responsible for all aspects of finance including QuickBooks and investment.
I wholeheartedly believe that excellent schools are the result of great teachers and amazing parents. My primary goal as principal is to continue to support the teachers of Madonna Del Sasso and to provide them with the tools they need to continue to be successful and help your children grow and prosper. I recognize communication is key, and we will provide this, but I am also asking you to be involved and a vital part of our community.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and I look forward to seeing you all in my office next year to say hello and share with me your expectations, your wishes, and your concerns.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)