Mary Louise Miller, RSM

Sister Mary Louise Miller is best known to the students and families of the Sisters Academy of New Jersey as their beloved principal. This July, she will retire as Principal after 20 years of remarkable service.

The positive impact Sister has made on so many lives throughout her tenure at the Academy is immeasurable. Her presence in the school will be greatly missed. She has not only acted as Principal, but also as an advocate, a listener, a safe space provider and the biggest supporter of all to the students who have passed through the Academy halls.

Sister Mary Lou has been at the helm as the Academy transformed from a make shift school in the rented Peter Claver Youth Center with trailers to the two story, state of the art school it is today. Education was always a passion for Sister, as her early days as a Sister of Mercy entailed being the Principal in several schools throughout the state of New Jersey.

Prior to being appointed Principal of the Academy, Sister Mary Lou played countless roles in the development of the Mercy Center and the Academy.
In addition to holding a master’s degree and a PhD in educational administration, Sister Mary Lou also has a law degree from Seton Hall School of Law School. In 1985, Sister became involved with Mercy Center when she was asked to provide legal services related to establishing the non-profit organization. After being in private practice for a number of years Sister began her own law practice specializing in working with religious communities of men and women throughout the United States. One of her specialties of is land use planning and as a result she played an integral role in the acquisition of multiple properties for the building of both Sisters Academy and Mercy Center.

Sister Mary Lou was once again drawn to the world of education in 2000, when she assumed the position of Principal of Sisters Academy and fueled a long-term vision for the Academy. Her tenure has resulted in a tremendous experience and education of excellence for so many over her 20 years as Principal. She has created an environment for girls to grow and develop into bright, self-confident, and successful young women. She will be greatly missed by all members of The Academy and the Mercy Center family!

Click here, to learn more about the scholarship fund established by the Sisters Academy of NJ Alumnae Association in her honor.

Faculty and Staff

Our Administration

Sister Carol Ann Henry
Executive Director – Mercy Center

Sister Mary Louise Miller

Sandy Stankovics
Administrative Assistant

Gabrielle  Fallon, LAC
Director of Social Services

Our Faculty

Thomas Bugliaro
Grades 5 & 6 – Integrated Language Arts

Janet Fischer
Grades 7 & 8 – Integrated Language Arts

Kevin Kelly
Grades 5-8 – Social Studies

Kristin Villani
Grades 5-8 – Science

Jane Guadagno
Grades 5-8 – Math