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Parish Announcement

"To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

- Ecclesiastes 3:1 
Dear Parishioners of St Nicholas,
 
Please see the announcement below from our beloved Director of St. Nicholas Academy.  It is with sadness and extreme appreciation that we wish Deb our best wishes as she moves into the next chapter of her life.  We are sure it will be full of success and fulfillment.   
The leadership she has brought to our community has left an incredibly positive mark, and although she will not be gone, we will miss her on a daily basis.  A long-range planning committee will be formed for the Academy to help ensure a smooth transition and keep our Academy healthy, stable and the gem it is for our community.  When the timing is appropriate we will also make plans to gather as a parish to celebrate the Academy and honor her work as its director for the past nine years.

In Christ,
Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Alexandros
From Mrs. Hrousis:

I write this announcement with many emotions. More than any other, I feel profound gratitude for the love and support I have received over the past 9 ½ years as the director of St. Nicholas Academy. During my time here I have been blessed to watch children grow, develop, and reach milestones. I have had the honor of building strong connections with our families that I know will last a lifetime. I have had the privilege of working with amazing people both at school and in the church, who are like family to me. Together, we have accomplished many wonderful things and watched the school develop and grow into the incredible learning environment that it is today.

After much thought, prayer, and consideration, I have made the difficult decision to retire from education at the end of this school year. This decision is only made easier knowing that the work we have all done together will continue. I know in my heart that our clergy, parish council, church community, and the teachers will continue to support each other and work together to achieve the mission and the vision of St. Nicholas Academy.

With time to prepare and transition, our school will be under the interim leadership of the very experienced Mrs. Carmen Saemmer, who has already served the Academy for 17 years as a caring and committed leader.  With the assistance of Fr. Alexandros and our incredible teachers, our students will be in good hands.

The Academy will always hold an incredibly special place in my heart, and I will continue to support the school and the staff in an advisory role.

Thank you for the immense privilege it has been to serve as Director of St. Nicholas Academy.

-Mrs. Despina Hrousis
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