Letter from the Principal

Welcome to St. Dominic Catholic School!

As the Principal, I am committed to working with parents, students, the community and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to create a school honoring the values of our mission – inspiring children to excel as confident leaders, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens in a Catholic, values-based, community.

I have worn many hats at St. Dominic School including being a graduate, the Seventh and Eighth Grade Teacher for five years, a parent, and now the principal. These experiences have provided me with the opportunity to lead with perspective from a variety of angles. For obvious reasons, I feel very connected to this school community, and I love being a part of it. As the Principal, helping families feel connected is one of my priorities. I think one of the benefits of being in a small Catholic school is knowing the people who surround you and your children. People at St. Dominic share many of the same values, and that immediately provides comfort for children and parents. St. Dominic School provides many opportunities for involvement through joining committees, assisting in the classrooms, fundraising and socializing. All of this allows family members time to connect and become acquainted, often becoming life-long friends.

While our students consistently perform above average on formal assessments, we strive to provide a unique and tailored educational experience that provides individuals with the opportunity to reach his or her potential. In the areas of curriculum and academics, we focus to enhance our teaching methods and overall programming, providing instruction that is research-based and engaging. This is the foundation for reaching our ultimate goal of guiding students in the development of their intellectual and spiritual character, as well as, helping them find and nurture their God-given gifts and talents.

As the principal, I see it as my role to facilitate the professional development of our teachers and enhance our curriculum by implementing new educational methods and materials. Varying curriculum for individual students is something in which I strongly believe. Our school community is very fortunate to have an entire staff that is committed to providing the best possible experience for all children attending St. Dominic School.

We invite you to browse through our website and to contact us at office@schoolofstdominic.org or (507) 645-8136 for additional information. You will be glad you did!

Welcome to St. Dominic School!

Blessings,

Vicki Kalina Marvin

Principal

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