Erin Chouinard

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.”

Endowment Funds

Robert G. and Michelle Cooke Atchinson Fund for Teacher Support 

Artie and Judy Boyle Scholarship Fund 

Nellie M. Brownell Scholarship Fund 

Cameron Family Scholarship Fund

Paula Crook Clifford Annual Scholarship 

Dorothy Holt Connolly Endowed Scholarship 

Jack Connors Jr. Scholarship Fund

Doris B. Cooke Scholarship Fund

Susan E. Dawley Endowment for Teaching Excellence and Scholarship Support

Vernon F. DeGabriele & Mary A. Orton Memorial Scholarship Fund 

M. Christine Driscoll Scholarship Fund 

Gertrude C. Flynn Scholarship Fund 

Corey C. Griffin Scholarship Fund 

F. Beirne Lovely, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Edward T. Mulkern Scholarship Fund

Sister Cecilia Leonor Navas, O.P. Scholarship Fund 

Pero Family Fund for Catholic Education 

Rose M. Pesce Scholarship Fund 

Lawrence Eugene Sullivan Scholarship Fund 

James T. A. Vanderslice Scholarship Fund 

Mary Cullen Walsh Endowment for Capital Improvements

Richard and Margaret Walsh Scholarship Fund