Father Jim Buchholz, Pastor of Saint Peter Catholic Church, has promoted Mrs. Joan Alexander to the position of principal of Saint Peter Catholic School. When Father Jim announced the promotion at a faculty luncheon, the faculty responded with an enthusiastic standing ovation.
Last spring, Mrs. Alexander completed her 23rd year of teaching, all of which have been at Saint Peter Catholic School. In fact, she graduated from Saint Peter before going on to high school and East Carolina University to earn her undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Relations. In 2001, Mrs. Alexander completed her Masters Degree in Educational Supervision. Before her promotion this summer to interim assistant principal, Mrs. Alexander was teaching second grade and serving as the Director of the Primary Division at SPCS.
Mrs. Alexander is a participant in the Diocese of Raleigh Leadership Cohort program, which helps develop strong leadership skills in our Catholic Schools.
Mrs. Alexander is also a lifelong parishioner of Saint Peter Catholic Church, and two of her children have graduated from Saint Peter Catholic School. Her third child is a current eighth grader at the school.
“I am so excited for the opportunity to continue improving our school that is so dear to my heart,” Mrs. Alexander says.