The Principal and Board of Directors of Greenwich Catholic School announced today that Mr. Patrick Ledley has been appointed as Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and Mr. Vincent Mascola has been appointed as Dean of Students, effective July 1, 2019.
The Assistant Principal and Dean of Students positions are new to the GCS Administrative Team, and were created in alignment with the Strategic Plan for Greenwich Catholic School: Innovate & Inspire 2021.
Assistant Principal Ledley comes to Greenwich Catholic from The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, NY, where he served as a Department Chair and Teacher, and was a member of the school’s Strategic Planning Committee for Fostering a Growth Mindset. Previously, he was a Teacher at St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City, and was the recipient of the Ignatian Educator Award.
“Mr. Ledley’s experience in teacher development, data-driven instruction, and curriculum mapping is impressive,” said Mario Gaztambide, Chair of the GCS Board of Directors. “His background, combined with his approachable demeanor and focus on student achievement, will be an asset to Greenwich Catholic School.”
Speaking about his commitment to Catholic education, Assistant Principal Ledley said, “As a product of Catholic education, and in building my career in Catholic schools, I see the value of enthusiastic and dynamic teaching, and look forward to fostering the education of the students at Greenwich Catholic School.”
Mr. Mascola joins Greenwich Catholic from the Guilford Public School system, where he served as an Administrative Intern, Classroom Teacher, School Safety Team Leader, and was a member of the School Culture and Climate Committees. As Dean of Students, Mascola will have oversight of discipline, enrichment, after-school and athletics programming, and dining.
“Mr. Mascola is committed to developing students of character, in partnership with the GCS administration, faculty, and parents,” said Patrice Kopas, Principal of Greenwich Catholic School. “We are confident that his expertise will have an immediate and positive impact on the student experience at Greenwich Catholic School.”
When asked about his role as Dean of Students, Mr. Mascola commented, "I am excited to be joining the GCS community, and look forward to working with all GCS stakeholders to continue promoting our core mission and values, while striving to continuously improve the academic and social/emotional growth of our entire student body.”
Parents were informed of the addition of the Assistant Principal and Dean of Students positions as part of a Strategic Planning Update from the Board of Directors in April. Additional initiatives presented at the Strategic Planning Update included plans to form Student Advisory Groups and hire additional teachers in the Math and World Language Departments.