After serving as vice principal for three years, Erin Chouinard has been promoted to principal of the Neponset campus of Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy. Erin replaces Nick Cuomo, relocated to a new school leadership position after seven years at SJPIICA.
Prior to becoming vice principal, Erin was a science teacher at the academy for two years. She is looking forward to stepping into her new role.
“I’m really excited,” she said. “This is my third year as the assistant principal, so I’ve had great training from Nick, and I’ve been able to learn from him. He took me under his wing and showed me the way, so I definitely feel prepared.”
“Vice principals don’t usually attend the principal’s meetings,” Erin added, “but with COVID, we’ve been able to do them all together, so not only have I been able to learn from Nick at our campus, but I’ve also been able to learn from Claire [Barton Sheridan] at Columbia and Lisa [Warshasky] at Lower Mills. I got to watch them lead through what we’ve been going through and learn from them, so that’s been hugely helpful.”
SJPIICA Regional Director Kate Brandley is “thrilled” to have Chouinard taking over as principal. “Erin will be the first Principal in eleven years that’s from the community, so that’s pretty exciting. Erin has a fabulous can-do attitude, she’s a woman of faith — deep faith — and she’s always ready to jump in and help. She is a true team player and will continue to advance many of the things Mr. Cuomo started, but will also bring new ideas to the table. I’m so glad to have her.” “CCS is proud of its emphasis on professional development,” commented CCS President Jim Walsh. “Our School Leader development programs enable us to prepare talented educators like Erin to step into these roles successfully.”