Staff Member: Paul Maestranzi
St. Pius V Parish School has been the center of my professional career since 1983, when I began as teacher in the fourth grade after graduating from Bridgewater State College with a B.S. in Elementary Education. As a new teacher, I learned from the skillful and dedicated Sisters of St. Joseph in Boston, who founded the school under the authority of St. Pius V Parish in 1945. Under their leadership and mentoring, I was able to develop basic pedagogy and increasingly appreciate the joy and fulfillment of living out my vocation in a Catholic school. Having earned an M.Ed. in Elementary Education at Salem State and an M.Ed. in School Administration at Emmanuel College, I taughter at several grade levels, eventually moving into administration as assistant principal in 1997. Proud to be the first lay principal beginning in 2000, my years in administration have provided me opportunities to continue and advance the exemplary legacy of the Sisters. Together with the Parish Pastoral Team, school advisory board, skillful administrative tea, and talented and professional faculty, the school has maintained a tradition of excellence while updating and expanding its overall program. It is truly a pleasure to work with these dedicated individuals as we endeavor to provide comprehensive and innovative learning experiences for the "whole-child" in the light of God's redeeming love. Of course the students, our "raison d'être", inspire us daily to model for them our school motto, "Do your best, and be kind to others."