Every day my husband asks, “What did you do at school today?” I love this question! It’s not only because I am happy that he is interested in my work day, but it’s because I am truly excited to re-think about my day here at Lakewood Catholic Academy. As I celebrate my one year anniversary as a Saint, I am so grateful for the wonderful parents, engaging students and amazing faculty and staff who have accepted me, taught me and loved me unconditionally. Even being an East-sider!
Being a Saint is no easy job. I see parents who work hard to give their children the best Catholic elementary education so they can begin their journey as successful students, learners and faith-filled adults. I see teachers who work tirelessly and cheerfully to fill their classrooms with faith, love and knowledge. Daily, staff works long hours to make sure that the school runs effortlessly, that the halls are filled with joy and that every child receives what they need. And we all love to come to school every day.
People in admissions will tell you that their job is about enrollment, retention and open houses. To me, it’s much more than that. To me, it’s about YOU. It’s about helping you become a part of our LCA family and to help you through all of the paperwork, forms and meetings. I want you to feel as welcome and supported as I was made to feel during my first year. I want you and your children to feel at home. The first step in learning begins at home, and if we can become your second home to partner in your child’s educational journey, then we will have full hearts.
St. Augustine said “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” Thank you for believing in us, and I hope you will see the rewards of your faith as we begin a new school year together.
~ Paula Santa, Director of Admissions