Former Basil’s vice principal returning as principal

Connie D’Angelo, who served as the vice principal 2010–2012, will return to the school July 1.

Back at Basil: Connie D’Angelo said, “it is a tremendous honor to return to St. Basil Academy as principal.”

Connie D’Angelo will return to St. Basil Academy, in Jenkintown, as the principal, effective July 1.

The veteran Catholic school educator served from 2010–2012 as St. Basil’s vice principal.

“On behalf of the search committee, I want to express the members’ excitement about the hiring of Connie D’Angelo as the next principal of St. Basil Academy,” said Christopher Bilotta, search committee chairman. “Each of us on the committee firmly believes that Connie possesses the skills, experience and, most importantly, a full appreciation of the school’s mission to lead the entire SBA community to a bright future.”

D’Angelo has more than 18 years experience as a Catholic teacher and administrator, and said she is blessed to have the opportunity to again be a part of the St. Basil Academy school community.

“It is a tremendous honor to return to St. Basil Academy as principal. I extend my deepest gratitude to the Sisters of St. Basil, the search committee and the SBA community for this opportunity,” D’Angelo said. “I look forward to being part of a devoted group of lay educators and Sisters who help to develop each young woman to her fullest potential.”

Most recently, D’Angelo served as dean of student affairs at Mount St. Joseph Academy. She spent 12 years in the classroom before moving into administrative leadership positions.

Sister Dorothy Ann Busowski, provincial superior of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great, said D’Angelo’s experience, enthusiasm for Catholic education and love of St. Basil’s made her a unanimous choice.

“After conducting a thorough and exhaustive national search, where the search committee considered many credible candidates, there was unanimous agreement that Connie was the right choice,” Sister Dorothy Ann said.

“It was apparent to all of us that her love for the Academy and its culture, her enthusiasm for Catholic education and her ability to nurture strong relationships will continue to build upon our schools’ positive growth. I welcome Connie with open arms and look forward to working together to establish SBA as the school of choice for the area’s young women.” ••