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March 8, 2017

Carthage - Father Donald Robinson and the Education Council of Carthage Augustinian Academy have announced that Mary Ann Margrey will become principal of Augustinian Academy in the 2017 -2018 school year.

Mrs.  Margrey joined the faculty of Augustinian in the fall of 1978 and has been the school’s vice-principal since 1980.  Following the death of St. Joseph Sister John Mary Brockway, Mrs. Margrey served as interim school principal from January to June 2005. She currently serves as vice-principal, level coordinator for grades 5-8, homeroom teacher grade 8 and teacher of math for grades 5-8

In addition, she serves as coordinator for the school’s Math League and Science Olympiad Team. Mrs. Margrey also is a member of the Jeff-Lewis Teacher Center Policy Board and of the Diocesan Curriculum committee.
She is secretary of Augustinian Academy’s Education Council, a member of St. James Parish Council and St. James Ave Maria Circle. For over 20 years Mrs. Margery has been a math teacher on the summer school faculty of Carthage Central School. 

Mrs.Margrey was awarded the Diocese of Ogdensburg Teacher of the Year Award in 1999 and a local Super Teacher Award in 2006.

In 2009 Mary Ann Margrey received national recognition at the National Catholic Education Association Meeting in Anaheim, California when along with eleven other Catholic School teachers from around the country she was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award.

When asked to give her philosophy of Catholic education in 2009, Mrs. Margrey said,“A Catholic education should be rooted in the teachings and traditions of the Church.  It should help to foster a desire to continue lifelong growth as Catholics by inspiring students to live as good Christ-like models for others.

“It is essential to teach the whole child – in mind, body and spirit – while recognizing the dignity and uniqueness of each student,” she said.

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