Diocese of Brooklyn Principals ‘Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education’

The Office of the Superintendent~ Catholic School Support Services is pleased to announce that two of our principals received the 2019 “Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education” Awards from the Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State. Margaret Tyndall from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy in Brooklyn, and Joann Heppt from Resurrection Ascension Catholic Academy were the honorees.

The event took place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the annual gathering in Albany, NY.

Quotes from references submitted said the following about each principal:

Margaret Tyndall- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy in Brooklyn

“She is extremely innovative and is consistently exploring ideas and options to make the school a better place.” “What an appropriate image, lighting the fire, to describe Margaret, I have come to experience and observe the energy, creativity and inspiration she brings.”

Joann Heppt- Resurrection Ascension Catholic Academy in Queens

“Mrs. Heppt is a faith-filled educator who fosters a strong Catholic Identity. The children and their physical and emotional well-being have always been a priority to her. Mrs. Heppt works tirelessly to bring programs to enhance student learning experiences to the school.”

Margaret and Joann were joined by their husbands and staff from the Office of the Superintendent~Catholic School Support Services.