Caroline Carlin named principal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Chattanooga had to look no farther than its faculty to find its next principal. Caroline Carlin, who joined the OLPH faculty in the summer of 2019 as academic dean, was named principal to begin the 2020-21 academic year. She succeeds Paul Jette, who …

BVM order endows scholarship for Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Sisters taught at site in Chattanooga 1937-2003 By Bill Brewer The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who have served as teachers in the Diocese of Knoxville, are providing scholarships for students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Chattanooga. Cissy West, development director for Our Lady …

Tour de Mary is a labor of love for St. Mary School student

By Bill Brewer Good teachers make an impact on students’ lives, even outside the classroom. Darlene Adams was an influence on her students at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge even though she had been away from them since last spring after relocating to Seattle. Molly Deinhart is one of …

Diocese schools in Chattanooga, Kingsport see new principals

Top educators at St. Dominic, Our Lady of Perpetual Help retire; successors eager to begin new year Two diocesan elementary school principals retired following the 2013-14 school year, and each has a successor eager to step in and fill the role. Jeri McInturff stepped down at Our Lady of Perpetual …

Catholic schools exhibit a flair for education

Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Knoxville showcased the talents of students, faculty and parents who exhibited flairs in a variety of areas—from singing, dancing and playing instruments, to fashion design, cooking and even stand-up comedy. And there were volleyball, basketball and dodge ball feats thrown in for good …

Diocesan educators, students prepare for Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Knoxville will kick off Sunday, Jan. 26, at many parish schools with Mass and open houses. Superintendent Sister Mary Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, has been collecting information on all the events occurring in the diocese’s 10 schools. This will be her third year …

Chattanooga schools combine resources to streamline fundraising effort

CHATTANOOGA — Chattanooga’s Catholic schools, deciding to “work smarter instead of working harder,” have taken a unique approach to raising funds for programs and activities. The three schools, Notre Dame, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Jude, decided last year after several years of discussion and planning to give …