Dear Prospective Parents and Students,
Greetings! I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself. My name is Christine Kalal and I am proud to serve as the principal of St. Mary of Gostyn Catholic School. St. Mary of Gostyn School (SMG) is a special place with an extremely talented student population. I have observed how our students are both challenged and supported by passionate teachers and support staff each day. As we move forward together, SMG will be a school in which you, the students, will continue to grow in your academics and faith.
I have many great experiences to draw on from my past 24 years of being on staff at St. Mary’s as a teacher, Assistant Principal, and my first year as Principal of St. Mary of Gostyn School. Throughout my time in education, I have been able to confirm my belief that successful schools require strong leadership. I hope to provide a high level of leadership for SMG by empowering teachers and students in order to achieve success.
Prior to my administrative career, I was a Middle School Math teacher, a 7th grade homeroom teacher, and an 8th grade homeroom teacher here at St. Mary’s. I am also a proud alumnae of SMG and all four of my children. During my role as “just” a parent, I served on numerous committees, and each of my experiences has taught me many lessons and helped prepare me to lead SMG forward.
I believe the necessity of strong relationships within our school and surrounding community is critical. I am looking forward to getting to know our new families and sharing ideas as we work together to support our students.
I strongly believe in a safe school environment, positive school culture and clear communication. If you should have a concern or question regarding a policy, procedure, or situation, please contact your child’s teacher or me at the school office.
Thank you for your interest in our great school, and for taking the time to walk through our web page. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Ms. Christine Kalal
Principal, St. Mary of Gostyn School
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” – St. Francis de Sales