Teresa Letizia, Principal 

"Start children off the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

Proverbs 22:6

This year, Teresa Letizia joins St. Ann, The Personal School as Principal. An educator with more than twenty-five years of experience, Ms. Letizia has dedicated her professional life to researching and introducing the best instructional practices to support students' academic learning, social-emotional growth, and character development.

 

In her new position, Ms. Letizia will continue to expand St. Ann's role as a pioneer in personalized learning. Since establishing "The Personal School" in 2014, St. Ann has been selected for numerous awards and honors including the prestigious Blackboard Award for Outstanding New York City School. St. Ann has also been profiled as a "Top School to Visit" by Getting Smart, featured as a New York State Education Department "Ed Tech Innovator", and named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools" by New York Family. In addition, St. Ann has become an internationally recognized "model school" for personalized instruction, with over 200 educators from North America, Asia, and Europe visiting to learn its best practices.

 

 

 

 

 

St. Ann's mission to help every child find his or her special purpose in life is a natural fit for Ms. Letizia, who views every student's education through both the lens of a teacher and the lens of a mother. With five children currently attending college, high school, middle school, and elementary school, Ms. Letizia has had vast opportunities to observe how children think and learn on a very personal level. She not only understands the importance of a strong partnership between school and home, but also practices it on a daily basis

Ms. Letizia holds a BA and MS in Elementary Education from Fordham University as well as a Post Masters Leadership Certificate from SUNY Stony Brook.

Leadership

 

Kristin Boyd, Board Chair 

As Board Chair of St. Ann, The Personal School, Kristin Boyd played a crucial role in redesigning the school's mission and supporting the faculty and staff as they transformed their teaching methods to become entirely student-focused. Today, St. Ann is recognized as an award-winning pioneer in personalized learning.  

Since 2014, St. Ann has been selected for numerous honors and awards including the prestigious Blackboard Award for Outstanding New York City School. St. Ann has also been profiled as a "Top School to Visit" by Getting Smart, featured as a New York State Education Department "Ed Tech Innovator", and named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools" by New York Family. In addition, Ms. Boyd herself was chosen as "Board Member of the Year" by the Credit Suisse Foundation.

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St. Ann faculty have been generous in sharing their experiences and best practices, speaking at numerous symposiums and conducting personal tours for more than 200 educators from the United States, Canada, and Taiwan. St. Ann also serves as a "model school" for the Archdiocese of New York, a network of more than 67,000 students in over 200 schools.

Ms. Boyd is currently a Director of the Global Markets division of Credit Suisse covering a mix of investor types including hedge funds, asset managers, pensions, and sovereign wealth funds. In her spare time, she also runs the photography club at St. Ann.

Tuesday, June 11, 2018
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Awards & Honors

New York Family

St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

1.19.2019

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New York Daily News

Cast from 10 time Tony Award winning musical "The Band's Visit" join St. Ann students for an after noon of music and culture

12.2.15

Awards & Honors

New York Family

St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

1.19.2019

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Academics that are personalized

New York Daily News

Cast from 10 time Tony Award winning musical "The Band's Visit" join St. Ann students for an after noon of music and culture

12.2.15

St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

New York Family                         1.19.2019

Awards & honors

Welcome to St. Ann, The Personal School! We are thrilled you are considering our award-winning school.

"The Personal School" is more than our name, it is a promise we make to every parent to care for their son or daughter as one of our own. Our community knows that every child has a special purpose in the eyes of God, and our mission is to help them find it. We do that by personalizing our instruction so we challenge each student at his or her own level, offering a wide variety of enrichment options to let them discover their talents early in life, and focusing on character education to help students succeed in school and in life. We also offer parents a safe, nurturing environment for their children during a long workday, including free, early drop-off at 7:15am and after-care until 6pm.

Our school has attracted a lot of attention lately (please click here for our Press page), and we are proud of that. We are also proud of our students' academic achievement, our track record of placing graduates at top-tier Catholic High Schools like Regis, Marymount, and Cristo Rey, and the fact that educators from around the world come to visit us to learn what makes St. Ann so special.

 

But what makes me the most proud is when I hear a student say that St. Ann feels like a family, that "St. Ann is a place we call home", or that "we feel safe and loved at St. Ann School". 

 

When one of our shyest students joins the Drama Club, performs on stage, and then says "I felt like I could do anything after that"... when one of our second graders teaches the whole school to say "Hello" in Chinese so we can welcome our Taiwanese visitors... when one of our teenagers in eighth grade leads the community in a meditation on gratitude and humility... essentially when any St. Ann student discovers their talents and shares them with the world, that is when I know "The Personal School" is working.

The best way to experience St. Ann is to visit us in person! We have Open Houses throughout the school year and are also happy to set up a personal tour on almost any weekday between 9am - 5:30pm. Please call Ms. Liriano at 212.722.1295 during our school office hours (8am - 4pm during the school year, 8am - 1pm during the summer) or email info@thepersonalschool.org anytime.

We hope to meet you soon!

Hope Mueller Lippens

Principal

Most Recent:

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Notre Dame conference on Personalized Learning features St. Ann faculty

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WABC-TV interviews St. Ann Kindergartners

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Amsterdam News highlights Valentine's Day service project

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Principal Lippens interviewed on value of faith-based school

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St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

Most Recent:

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Notre Dame conference on Personalized Learning features St. Ann faculty

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WABC-TV interviews St. Ann Kindergartners

3.

Amsterdam News highlights Valentine's Day service project

4.

Principal Lippens interviewed on value of faith-based school

5.

St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

Most Recent:

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Notre Dame conference on Personalized Learning features St. Ann faculty

2.

WABC-TV interviews St. Ann Kindergartners

3.

Amsterdam News highlights Valentine's Day service project

4.

Principal Lippens interviewed on value of faith-based school

5.

St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

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Awards & Honors

New York Family

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1.19.2019

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St. Ann's model of personalized learning combines technology with traditional teaching methods, benefiting both students and faculty

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Awards & Honors

New York Family

St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

1.19.2019

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St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

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Enrichment Options

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New York Family

St. Ann named one of "New York City's Best Private Schools"

1.19.2019

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St. Ann's model of personalized learning combines technology with traditional teaching methods, benefiting both students and faculty

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