Retired principal of St. Mary’s School in Bryantown says career was ‘all about the kids’

From the time she was a young girl, Sharon Caniglia dreamed of being a teacher. Her dream came true, and this summer she retired after 44 years working in education, including as the principal of St. Mary’s School in Bryantown, Maryland, for the past 16 years.

“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,” she said. “From a child, I enjoyed school. I loved it and thought one day I’d want to be a teacher. That was my dream, and this is where I landed.”

Caniglia led St. Mary’s School through a period of growing enrollment that according to the pastor, Father Rory Conley, helped sustain the school’s future after a period when the school was facing financial challenges. St. Mary’s began a pre-kindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-olds under her leadership. The school, which serves pre-K students through eighth graders now, has a projected enrollment of 235 students for the fall.

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