MECHANICSVILLE, Md. (June 2, 2016)—Anthony J. Wojt, a longtime educator with specialized training in conflict resolution and current experience in school administration, has been named principal of Mother Catherine Academy, the only independent elementary Catholic school in southern Maryland.
Wojt comes from St. Patrick's Catholic School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he served as Principal intern while also teaching Social Studies and Religion. He also has worked as a middle school teacher in the Cumberland County (NC) and Alpena (MI) public schools. Wojt is an adjunct English instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Wojt holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Secondary Education, and is completing an Educational Leadership Master's Certificate from Appalachian State University. He is a Certified AdvanceED Visiting Team Member and a Diocesan Certified Mentor in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC. He is an active parishioner at St. Patrick's Church where he is a Eucharistic Minister and a leader in the Family Life Ministry.
"As our highly successful inaugural year comes to a close, we have much for which to be thankful to God," wrote Bill Leonard, president of the MCA Board of Trustees, in a letter announcing Wojt's hiring to the community. "We can now add to that the knowledge that we have new leadership for the upcoming school year that will build upon our current successes and help bring us to new, ever increasing levels of excellence."
"My family and I are extremely blessed to be invited into the Mother Catherine community," said Wojt upon receiving news of his selection. "I look forward to meeting the students and their families. My goal is to nurture the academic, spiritual and social development of each child on their journey of Faith."
Mother Catherine Academy exceeded its enrollment goals this year, hitting a mark of 151 students after opening its doors in August with 141 students. The school provides education through the 8th grade starting with a full day three year-old program, and is widely praised by parents for its strong Catholic identity and safe learning environment. Tuition at the school is highly competitive with other private schools, and tuition assistance is available through several sources including the Archdiocese of Washington and surrounding parishes. Tuition is the same for Catholic and non-Catholic students, and multi-child discounts are offered.