MEET OUR PRINCIPAL
It’s hard to believe that it has been more than a decade since I began my career as a Catholic School educator. Working as a teacher, coach, and leader in schools in New York, Boston, and here at Saint Jerome School, I have learned that leadership cannot be defined in words, it can only be realized through action. I am honored and most excited to be the principal here. My passion, energy, and enthusiasm to grow and improve this vibrant school community cannot be overstated. We are poised to create a spiritual and educational environment that shapes the hearts and minds of children and families from the South Shore, and beyond, for generations to come.
Here at Saint Jerome School we believe in a holistic approach to a child’s education. Subjects are just a tiny fraction of the educational experience at SJS. Our education programs develop students intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. For each of our students we are dedicated to the development of an attitude of mind that instills morals, ethics, and behaviors that create good citizens. I have taught multiple subjects, to various grade levels, and from that experience I have come to firmly believe that it is not “what you teach” that’s important, it is “what you emphasize” that’s most important.
For the sake of our great country and the world, I believe it is paramount that in the coming decades every child’s education fosters awareness and commitment to the values of our democratic form of government. At Saint Jerome School we will emphasize the development of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, reason, interpretation, creativity, imagination and curiosity. These skills, and many more, will enable students to thrive and excel in the interdependent global community that we live.
Our school community is fully engaged and committed to a “Team Attitude.” The critical ingredient to the selfless teamwork of our school community is love. As the principal I am blessed to have families and students that love our school and value the impact of Catholic education, teachers who are certified, highly-qualified, caring and love their work, a pastor and parish community that lead by example, and an administrative staff that is characterized by the belief that our school is great.
My heart is open, my mind and spirit are determined, and I am so grateful for this opportunity.
With great respect and regards,
Mr. J. A. Hauser