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Catholic Diocese of Wilmington - The Dialog
DOVER - The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick Division 1 of Kent County, presented a check to Denise Jacono, the principal of Holy Cross School in Dover to assist a needy student at the school.
The Hibernians, a fraternal organization of men of Irish descent, also presented a check at St. Thomas More Preparatory in nearby Magnolia.
The money came from the the Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli Scholarship Fund, which was created by the Cardinal McCarrick Division.
Pictured, from left, are Jacono; Brian Lewis, Cardinal McCarrick Division president ; Hibernian Jim Hannan; Deacon Bob McMullen, AOH chaplain; and Father John McVoy of Holy Cross Parish.
Adele Xu of Newark Wins State Championship in Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge(SM)
State coordinator Denise Jacono of Holy Rosary School stressed that a well-developed vocabulary increases comprehension and this program is an important part of that process.
Mrs. Denise Jacono - School Principal
Mrs. Denise Jacono
When Denise Jacono, the new ...
When Denise Jacono, the new principal at Holy Cross School in Dover, talks about her students, her voice rings with enthusiasm and pride.She
said it's the best part of her
new job, which began July 1 when she
moved to Dover from the Holy Rosary School
"When you have this many gifted children together, you can't help but enjoy it," she
is amazed by the creativity the students show, whether it's through the marching band and chorus or drama and violin classes.She
also has noticed Holy Cross
has the strongest faith identity she's
seen and parents from as far as Rehoboth Beach and Smyrna who send their children to the school aren't doing so just because it provides a low-cost private education.
With such a supportive community and parish as well as a solid academic program, students already have a solid foundation, so Jacono wants to focus on developing curriculum that will help them in the 21st century with critical thinking and cooperative work skills.
Jacono hopes to continue to develop different styles of learning to do a better job of meeting the needs of individual students.
The new principal has lots of experience to draw on as she
works to improve the school.Jacono spent 15 years in the classroom as an elementary science teacher before becoming principal at Holy Rosary five years ago.She
hasn't always been in the classroom, though.In her prior career, she worked as a drug and alcohol counselor and feels her social work background gives her a greater understanding of human nature.Jacono
moved into teaching because it gives her
a chance to prevent problems instead of just fixing them.