St. Charles School in Woburn is pleased to announce that Donna Cargill was hired to lead the school as Principal, starting July 1, 2020. Principal Cargill is very familiar with the benefits of Catholic education, as she attended St. Patrick School in Stoneham for Grades 1-8 and graduated from Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield before attending Regis College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Spanish. After receiving her Master of Education in School Administration from Salem State University, she continued to earn post-graduate credits in instruction and school leadership.
Principal Cargill began her career as a math teacher at Stoneham High School in 1987, was promoted to Assistant Principal in 2002, and named Principal in 2010. She retired from the public-school system this year. In her introduction to the St. Charles School community, she announced:
“I am excited about the opportunity to further build upon the foundation of academic excellence laid by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur when they opened St. Charles School in 1884. Today our students come from many communities beyond Woburn, practice religions other than Catholicism, and represent
various races and cultures. At St. Charles School, we celebrate the opportunity to learn more about our world and the people in it by learning from one another. One aspect of St. Charles that has not changed is the focus on educational excellence. Our faculty is comprised of talented educators who have always shown tremendous commitment to our students. This was evident in March when teachers transitioned to remote learning within two days of school closings. Since March, our faculty continued on with their lesson plans through the end of the school year. The classroom assessments completed by students demonstrated that they continued to learn, grow, acquire skills, pray, and belong to a community, despite not being in a traditional classroom.
Our students excel as they move to high school and beyond. Some of our students move on to Catholic high schools, while others attend public or private high schools. Our graduates are leaders in medicine, public service, law, science, journalism, and social justice, to name a few. One common bond our
graduates share is that they become leaders in their respective callings. They show pride in themselves and their choices as they blend integrity and respect for others in all that they do. They honor the call to be good citizens as they support their respective communities. They reflect our school’s core values: Respect, Honor, Service, Faith and Effort. I look forward to welcoming students, parents, and faculty back to St.
Charles School in September.”