As a former teacher at St. Mary School, and a member of the school advisory council, let me emphasize that we are not closing our school. It was a privilege for me to teach at St. Mary's from 2000-2013. The school is ably and professionally led by a dedicated educator, Rita Angel, and our pastor, Msgr. Campbell. During my years as a public school teacher, I could remind my students that they were allowed to pray silently for help. At St. Mary's, we openly pray and acknowledge our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and we welcome the assistance of Mary and the saints.