John S. Mirabito was named principal of St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School, 100 Mayflower St., Hartford, in August.
Mr. Mirabito brings a unique and diverse background to his new position, including successful experience in education, administration, management, finance and marketing. He attended Catholic elementary and secondary school, then earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Fairfield University in 1986 and his master’s in education from Sacred Heart University in 1994.
He said that his experience of Catholic school commitment to excellence always has made him proud. He said the “emphasis on the formation of the whole student with faith as its foundation … differentiates the Catholic school philosophy from others.”
“This unified approach to faith in Jesus, commitment to academics and the continuous growth throughout a person’s life is what makes a Catholic school education so critical, especially in today’s ever-changing world,” Mirabito said.
Previously, Mirabito was a business consultant at JSM Management; a financial consultant/sales manager at Guardian Financial, Barnum Financial Group and Waddell & Reed; a sixth-grade teacher and administrator for the Orange Public Schools; and lead teacher at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Waterbury.
As principal of St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School, Mirabito said he looks forward to continuing the longstanding tradition of integrating the Catholic faith with the best of educational experiences.
St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School has combined the communities of several Catholic schools into a vibrant institution representing 316 years of academic excellence, social responsibility, personal growth, and cultural diversity, firmly founded on the principles of the Catholic faith. St. Brigid School (at the site of the current partnership school), St. Augustine School in Hartford, St. Mary School in Newington, and SS. Cyril and Methodius School in Hartford have merged to offer enrollment to children in prekindergarten to eighth grade.