It is with the happiest of hearts, and sincerest gratitude, that I have this opportunity to introduce myself as the new principal of Saint Barnabas Elementary School. To learn more about me, see my bio below.
I look forward to beginning this school year with an excitement of a new beginning. A beginning where we welcome new families to our community, celebrate our continuing families, and strive for ways to continue to propel our school to achieve academic excellence and a renewed sense of Faith.
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Jonathan Morano,who previously served as principal at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Manhattan, became principal at St. Barnabas Elementary School, effective August 1, 2016.
During his tenure at Sacred Heart of Jesus School, he increased enrollment by 21% while decreasing the overall operating deficit by 77% during the same time period. Mr. Morano formed a school leadership team to establish and monitor the effectiveness goals for each academic year, and he instituted an active alumni association. He instituted a new Home School Association that successfully raised $10,000 above and beyond the school's fundraising goal, for enhanced technology.
Previously, Mr. Morano served as Assistant Principal and as a Math and Religion teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in the Bronx. He currently serves as District Chair for Manhattan Catholic Schools, is a Member of the Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State, and has been recognized for numerous awards and honors, including Fordham University's Catholic School Executive Leadership Honoree in 2016 and, for two consecutive years, St. John's University Department of Languages and Literature Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Work and Contributions toward Greek Culture.