Letter from the Dean of Academics

Dear Parents and Students, 

Welcome to a new school year at the Academy of the Holy Angels. It is my great honor and privilege to return to Holy Angels as the new Academic Dean.  My experiences at the school extend 16 years and I hope to continue to serve this community with a commitment to educate and empower our students to reach the fullness of their potential.

In my 16 years at AHA I have worn many hats, but have strived to promote and live the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s philosophy, that “the world can be changed through the transformation of persons.” As a teacher, I have had the pleasure of teaching our young ladies, watching them grow into strong, independent, intelligent young women determined to make a difference.  As a moderator for various clubs and organizations,  such as the Asian Cultural Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Special Needs Awareness Program, and Fiesta 4 Hope,  I also enjoyed working alongside students to bring awareness and exposure on topics such as diversity of cultures, mental health, special needs, relief for victims of natural disasters, and social injustice. Additionally, as a parent of two amazing Angels, I gained great insight and perspective on the concerns and interests of parents for their daughters. I hope to use all of these experiences to assist me in my new role. 

Along with a dedicated and talented faculty and staff, I will work to provide our students the opportunities and preparation to help them to achieve their goals. To that end, I encourage students to be bold and take chances, facing challenges with the expectation of learning, no matter the outcome. I welcome the parents and family members to participate and attend as many events as possible and to volunteer wherever possible and share in the students’ experiences. Your time here is but a few years, but the insight and memories gained will last a lifetime. 

I am looking forward to seeing you during our school days and the many upcoming events, performances, and competitions. Let’s do this together!
 
Sincerely,

Carmen Quiñones
Academic Dean

 

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