St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School has a new campus minister. Sister Jean Marie Squiric was selected for the position. She comes to Aquinas with many years of experience in education. Sister Jean started her career at St. Francis Cabrini, where she taught and assisted in various departments for more than 20 years. She began as an elementary school teacher, eventually filling leadership roles as needed, including high school youth minister, religious educator, director of Pastoral Ministries, as well as Bereavement ministries and leader of prayer. Currently, Sister Jean is also the Director of Religion at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, as well as a caretaker for the Emmaus House.
Sister received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Villa Maria College. She later went on to get her Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Pastoral Ministry at Gannon University.
President of St. Thomas Aquinas, Dan Gravo, shared, “We are excited to welcome Sister Jean to our Aquinas family. Sister has a welcoming nature and we are confident she will connect easily with our students. She is very passionate about service, performing countless hours of service herself, and it’s clear that she lives her life to help others. Her focus on service is particularly important for our community as service to others is an important component of the high-quality, faith based education students receive at Aquinas. Sister Jean is more than qualified for the position and she is very excited about her future here at St. Thomas Aquinas, as are we.”