I am pleased to introduce myself as the Principal at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School; a role I have had since September 2013. Over the years, I have enjoyed growing as a community with you in the service of the educational and faith foundation of the children.
I grew up in New Jersey, the oldest of five boys. If you listen closely, the New Jersey accent still comes out every once in a while. I worked for six years as a Religion Teacher and Director of Campus Ministry at Archbishop Carroll High School in DC, while I completed a Master’s Degree in Theology at the Washington Theological Union. During that time, I learned about the importance of building communities of faith and, through my creation of the Senior Peer Ministry Leadership course, I helped young people take an active role as stewards in the Church.
Following my time at Archbishop Carroll, I transitioned to the role of Coordinator of Academic Affairs and Director of Admissions at St. Louis School in Clarksville, where I served for three years before taking on the Principal position at OLPH. In August 2018, I earned my doctorate in Educational Administration from George Washington University. I believe that my experiences have helped me to cultivate the ability to address two fundamental areas of Catholic education- providing a challenging academic curriculum aimed at preparing students to conquer future endeavors and helping families to feel at home and welcomed in the school.
Please know that I take very seriously the sacred responsibility of educating the young boys and girls that you entrust to our care. This truly takes a village, and I welcome the collaboration of parents, grandparents, students, faculty, staff, board members, and parishioners to work toward the common goal of continuing the tradition of excellence and caring at OLPH. On behalf of my family, we cherish our home here at OLPH and I thank God for the blessing of being your principal.
Dr. Victor Pellechia