At OMC Parish School, we are blessed with many excellent models of leadership. Parents exhibit leadership through the Home and School Association and its many committees, events, and efforts. The School Advisory Board, made up of administrators, parents, and community leaders, exhibits leadership in forging and fostering the strategic school plan. Our Faculty exhibits leadership every day in the classrooms. Through the Code of Courtesy, our students progressively learn and grow in their leadership skills with each passing grade (including opportunities such as Student Council and volunteering in the Community) while modeling leadership skills to the younger students.
But we are particularly blessed with exceptional pastoral and administrative leadership. The rest of us just follow their fine example.
Fr. Bob Bazzoli, OSFS
Fr. Bob has been the pastor of Our Mother of Consolation since July 2005. He professed vows as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales in 1980 and was Ordained to the priesthood in 1988. Father holds a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from De Sales School of Theology in Washington, DC, and has a background in Social Work (NCSSW – Catholic University of America) and Pastoral Research & Planning (Fordham University).
In addition to parish ministry in North Carolina and Philadelphia, Fr. Bob was himself a teacher at Salesianum High School in Wilmington, DE; Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA; and Holy Name High School, Reading, PA.
Theresa Ponte, Principal
Ms. Theresa Ponte joined OMC Parish School in July of 2016. Ms. Ponte holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University and will obtain her Principal Certification from Immaculata University in December of 2016. She completed the Elementary Administrators Development Program through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in May, 2016. Ms. Ponte has worked and taught in Catholic schools over the past 13 years as both a science teacher for grades 5-8 and private educational consultant.
Sue Lasek, Administrative Assistant
Likely the first person to greet you as you enter Our Mother of Consolation School or call the office will be Mrs. Sue Lasek. Sue attended Catholic elementary school and high school in the Philadelphia area and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English from Chestnut Hill College. She became involved with OMC School in 1991 when her children began attending the school and first worked as a Pre-K and Kindergarten aide.
After a number of years as an aide, Mrs. Lasek became the Office Administrative Assistant in 2000 and is an integral part of the School’s fabric. Her warm welcoming spirit with every parent or student who walks through the door sets the tone for the family atmosphere that you’ll find throughout our school.