Our Principal

Principal Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi

Mrs. Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi has worked in the field of education for the last fifteen years and has been an educator and leader in the Diocese of Brooklyn since 2011.

She graduated Cum Laude with departmental honors from Hunter College, with a BA in Philosophy and English and a minor concentration in Pre-Medical Sciences. She holds NYSED certification in three areas and three Masters of Science degrees in Education with Certificates of Excellence in the following fields: Adolescent Education for Grades 7-12 with a concentration in English Language Arts from St. John’s University; School Building Leadership from Fordham University; and Adolescent Literacy Leadership through Hunter College.

Currently, she is enrolled as a doctoral candidate in the EdD Educational and Organizational Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include exploring the dimensions of student and family voice and participatory action in reimagining education through a culturally sustaining lens.

Currently, she is serving as the Executive Director of Distance Learning for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens and the Founding Principal of the St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program.