Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Community,
I hope you all had a blessed and peaceful celebration of Easter. It's been a beautiful return to campus with the welcome sunshine.
It is with sadness that I share the news that Sister Roseann Tribuani has decided to retire from her full time teaching role at NFA. The Norwood-Fontbonne Community will always remain in Sister Roseann’s debt for the incredible impact she has made on our school and the countless lives she has touched. Her expertise, passion for Montessori education and deep commitment to living her faith have shaped the very core of our school. Her 38 years of generous service are remarkable to say the least. Each day Sister Roseann embodies Maxim 39: “Make a wholehearted gift of yourself."
As Sister Roseann shared “After prayerful consideration, and much discernment I have made this decision. My thirty-eight years at NFA as a Montessori teacher in JLA have been both a privilege and a blessing. Gratitude fills my heart for having taught and been a part of so many children and their families’ lives over these years. You will always have a special place in my heart. I want to assure you that I am in good health, continue to have passion as a Montessorian, and will remain a part of the NFA Community.” Sister Roseann will remain a vital member of our community as a mentor in Montessori education, ambassador and liaison in our partnerships. We are so blessed to have Sister Roseann continue in this newly created role.
We are pleased to announce that Miss Elizabeth Maloney '07 will be assuming the position of lead teacher in JLA beginning in September 2022. As you may know Miss Maloney is a graduate of NFA and a former JLA student herself. Her undergraduate studies were from St. Mary’s College. There, she graduated Magna Cum Laude, majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. She spent her junior year studying at Oxford University, England. Miss Maloney also holds a Masters Degree in Medieval Studies from St. Andrew’s University, Scotland. She will graduate this May with a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Montessori credential (3-5 yr.old program), from Chestnut Hill College. Presently, Miss Maloney is enrolled at the Center for Teacher Education, Princeton, NJ pursuing certification in the Elementary Level Montessori program. This school year Miss Maloney has been completing her internship in the Carriage House and has spent afternoon’s working with Sister Roseann. Miss Maloney brings a lifelong passion and enthusiasm for Montesorri and her NFA roots, where we can see with confidence, she learned from the very best. I know you join me in welcoming her into this new role.
Elizabeth Maloney '07 and Sister Roseann
Sister Roseann remains passionate about NFA and deeply committed to our school. As She shares, “I know that I can count on you to be supportive and encouraging in this time of transition.I want to again say Thank You for sharing your children with me. They have indeed blessed my life in so many ways. These past few years have been like no other with all the challenges of COVID, but we came through strong. Together we were better! “
Thank you Sister Roseann for the gift you are in all of our lives. Personally I feel blessed to have Sister Roseann as a mentor, colleague, and dear friend. We will keep you informed of plans to celebrate Sister Roseann.
In Christ’s Peace,
Ryan Killeen, Ed.D.