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St. Basil Academy Appoints New Principal

Mrs. Theresa Ryan-ScottSister Dorothy Ann Busowski, OSBM, Provincial Superior of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, Jesus Lover of Humanity Province, and the members of the St. Basil Academy Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of the school’s first lay principal, Mrs. Theresa Ryan-Szott. The position had been held since September by Helen Chaykowsky, an SBA alumna recently retired from the Secondary School system of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The new administration begins February 4, 2014, the opening of the new semester.

Historically, the position of principal has always been held by a member of the Order of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great. Selecting a qualified person to carry on the mission of educating young women established by the Sisters at St. Basil Academy in Fox Chase Manor, PA, in 1931, required extensive searching and deliberation by the Board of Trustees.

Mrs. Ryan-Szott, a native Philadelphian, was educated in the elementary and secondary schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She graduated cum laude from Wheeling Jesuit University with degrees in theology and history and obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph University. Her early academic experience includes teaching in New York City and New Jersey Catholic High Schools and then in the Philadelphia Archdiocese as Department chairperson and teacher, Archbishop Ryan High School. Her administrative assignments have included serving as Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, Assistant Principal for Student Services, Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School, and Assistant Principal for Student Services, Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. Mrs. Ryan-Szott’s academic career has also included participatory and leadership or supervisory roles and initiating innovative curriculum programs in the Archdiocesan school system. Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Ryan-Szott has sought to keep current in her field by membership in professional organizations and by attendance at seminars relating to youth and trends in education and professional development. Until recently, Mrs. Ryan-Szott was the Director of Secondary Personnel, Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

In her new capacity as principal of SBA, Mrs. Ryan-Szott hopes "to carry on the educational mission and spirituality of the Sisters of St. Basil and the teachings of the Church and to academically prepare (our) daughters to make a difference in the world. We are a faith based school that educates the whole person, providing an atmosphere that is academically challenging, spiritually nourishing and socially enriching. An all-girls school such as St. Basil’s provides a setting for growth, empowerment and the opportunity to form women leaders in accord with the teachings of Jesus and the Church."

She plans to become well-acquainted with all who make up SBA, to be open and collaborative and to listen to different points of view; "to listen to everything.” She eagerly anticipates the challenges awaiting “in this new phase of my life. I am humbled by my appointment and I hope to help make St. Basil Academy the school of choice for all young women and their parents."

As the school's new administrator, Mrs. Ryan-Szott will be entrusted to carry out the five year Strategic Plan recently developed under the expertise and guidance of Meitler Consultants, a nationally recognized consultant group for Catholic schools.

Mrs. Theresa Ryan-Szott and her husband, Walter, reside in Southampton, PA, where they are members of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. They are the parents of three grown children: Katie, Jonathan and Lara.

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