SAINTS PETER & PAUL
Saints Peter & Paul School has been offering enhanced learning opportunities for high school students as a method of adding to an already robust and challenging curriculum. With the advances in technology, these opportunities continue to grow as students become more advanced and integrated in the digital world. Through its Alternative Academic Credit Program, the high school continues to foster options for learning that meet student interest and needs.
One of the alternative academic credit opportunities is online learning, where students participate with students from multiple locations and are led by an accredited instructor. All participants see and hear one another as they receive and exchange information and experiences. Saints Peter & Paul School students have been taking online courses in French, Geometry, Latin, AP Biology, AP Psychology, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science and Sailing, among others through a number of high school and higher education venues, including Johns Hopkins University Gifted and Talented Program, University of Maryland, Oklahoma State University, Chesapeake College, Keystone National High School, and the internationally recognized Virtual High School. Through the guidance department, students are scheduled times within their daily class schedule to participate in their online classes, communicating and interacting with teachers and other students in a global environment. The curriculum is rigorous and demands excellent time management skills and a commitment to independent and collaborative learning.
Saints Peter & Paul graduates have harnessed the benefits of this online learning experience to differentiate themselves in the competitive college application process.
Not only is online learning beneficial to our students, but it offers students to expand their experience in areas that intrigue them, such as Psychology, where they want to explore even further than a four year high school education would normally take them.
Mrs. Crowley has over twenty years of experience in Catholic education holding positions in administration including Principal, Dean of Students and Athletic Director. She is excited to add the title, Education Technologist, and join the Saint Peter and Paul family.
As an administrator in Wisconsin for most of her career, she supported education initiatives at every level. She led a struggling middle school by tripling its enrollment in four years. She championed fundraising pushes for SMART Boards in every classroom in the elementary school. In her most recent role as Vice Principal at Christ the Teacher Catholic School, Mrs. Crowley was responsible for providing support to teachers, guiding curriculum for 6th,7th, and 8th grades – including 1:1 technology – as well as leading Middle States documentation and visits.
A Pennsylvania native, Mrs. Crowley is happy to be back on the East Coast near the ocean after spending far too many winters in Northeastern Wisconsin. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University and a Master’s of Arts in Education from Marian University with an emphasis in Educational Leadership. As a Catholic Teacher in Oshkosh, Wis., she received the Herb Kohl Teaching Fellowship, the top teaching award in the state. She carries this passion for teaching into her role as an administrator to this day. She is the mother of three grown children. Her son, Tim, daughters, Katy and Erin, may live in three different states but always remember to call their mother.