Beth Mahoney named new principal of St. Stanislaus School
FALL RIVER — Beth Mahoney has been appointed the new principal of St. Stanislaus School, effective July 1. This announcement was made by Father Tom Washburn, pastor of the Catholic Community of Central Fall River and pastor of St. Stanislaus parish. This appointment also received the approval of the Fall River Diocesan School Superintendent Stephen A. Perla.
Most recently, Mahoney was the principal of St. Margaret Primary School in Buzzards Bay and previously was the vice principal at Holy Family-Holy Name School in New Bedford. Beth has a very extensive history as an administrator in Catholic education and Catholic ministries, having worked in numerous positions both nationally and internationally. All of these positions required Mahoney to evaluate teachers, develop curriculum and work with students and families on their day to day educational needs.
Beth received her bachelor of arts degree in History from Notre Dame College, as well as a master of arts in theology from Boston College. In 2011 and 2012, Beth was named “Woman of the Year” from the National Association of Professional Women and the International Women’s Leadership Association, respectively.
“I am very excited to use all of my experience in education in this very important role right here in Fall River. This is a very diverse city and I am so fortunate to help shape these children’s lives through Catholic education,” Mahoney said. “God has blessed me with an incredible journey through various Catholic ministries, and serving the students and families of St. Stanislaus is a welcomed endeavor.”
“Beth has demonstrated her leadership skills and dedication to developing the next generation of Catholics over the course of her very illustrious career,” Washburn said. “I am very confident that Beth will elevate St. Stanislaus to the next level as the school continues to grow.”
Stephen Perla added, “Beth is a very talented school administrator and the Fall River Diocese is so fortunate to count her among our Catholic school leaders.”