About 250 guests recently turned out at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle to honor Paul Carty on his 20th anniversary as principal of Archbishop Stepinac High School.
The event sponsored by the Crusaders Parents’ Association also raised more than $58,000 to transform the Stepinac library into the Mahoney Library and Learning Commons, a multi-purpose center for learning.
"It has been a complete privilege to work in a school that creates a nurturing and challenging environment for its students, has such a dedicated and creative faculty and staff and enjoys the support of parents, alumni and benefactors," Carty said.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Carty arrived at Stepinac, an all-boys school in White Plains, in 1994 to teach religion and serve as campus minister. He continues to teach religion.
During Carty’s tenure as principal, Stepinac launched the Susan and Daniel P. Mahoney Honors Academy which provides high-achieving students with advanced studies in engineering, finance and economics, health sciences and law. Stepinac’s learning spaces include the new STEAM Center, Finance Center, Patient Simulator as well as classrooms modeled after those at Columbia University.
One of his recent initiatives is “Pray with the Principal," which he leads with students each Friday.
He received the Student Enrichment Award from Stepinac’s board of trustees for shaping future leaders, and in 2010 he became the first high school principal to receive the Sapienta et Doctrina Award from Fordham University, which honors work in religious education, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, social justice, young adult ministry, parish ministry and spiritual direction.
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