Overview

Mary Louise Miller, RSM

Sister Mary Louise Miller has been the Principal of Sisters Academy for 21 years. The positive impact she has made on so many lives throughout her tenure at the Academy is immeasurable. She is not only the Principal, but also as an advocate, a listener, a safe space provider and the biggest supporter of all current students and of those who have passed through the Academy.

Sister Mary Lou has seen the Academy transform from a make shift school in the rented Peter Claver Youth Center 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 nun entailed being a Principal for several New Jersey schools.

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 education administration, Sister Mary Lou also earned a law degree from Seton Hall Law School.  While working in private practice, she became involved with the Mercy Center in 1985 when asked to provide other legal services related to establishing the non-profit organization.  Soon after, Sister Mary Lou decided to leave her law firm and set up her own practice in one of the Mercy Center buildings.  Specializing in utilities and land use planning law, 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 1999, when she was assigned as Principal at 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 21 years as Principal. She has created an environment for girls to grow and develop into bright, self-confident, and driven young women.

 

Faculty and Staff

Our Administration

Sister Carol Ann Henry
Executive Director – Mercy Center

Sister Mary Louise Miller
Principal

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