Providence HS alumna named principal

Allison Castro

Allison Castro, alumna of Providence High School in Burbank, will take over as principal of her alma mater this fall. She comes back to Providence having served for the past two years as vice principal of academics at St. Genevieve High School. Prior to that, she had taught freshman college prep English at both St. Genevieve and Providence.

Castro will join current Head of School Joe Sciuto in what has become a new working model for leadership in Catholic schools. He will focus on fundraising and community connections and Castro, with her master’s in teaching from USC, will focus on all administrative aspects of the school from faculty hiring and training to curriculum to student achievement.

“I attribute much of my personal success to the education I received at Providence, and I want to lead in that same mission to develop future students into leaders,” said Castro. “I am really looking forward to working closely with teachers and thinking creatively about teaching and learning.”


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March 3, 2015

  • Monday, March 2

    Food trucks, 5:30-9 p.m., Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 2060 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Every Monday except holidays and rain. 10% of all sales go to OMGC school. 

    Lenten Recollection, 7-9 p.m. and March 3-4, 7-9 p.m., St. Dorothy Church, 241 S Valley Center Ave., Glendora. (626) 914-3941.

  • Tuesday, March 3

    BabyWise Maternity Tour, 7-8:30 p.m., Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills. Holy Cross Medical Center is opening their maternity unit to expectant mothers for walking tours and short informational presentations. These “Baby Wise” maternity tours are free. Expectant mothers are asked to call during their fourth month of pregnancy to schedule a tour. For questions about the tour, call Holy Cross’ Health Resources Center coordinators at (888) 432-5464.

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