Art Department Personnel Update

August 2, 2017

Dear Parents,

I am writing today with an update regarding personnel changes within the high school Arts department.  Laura Schneider, who joined the school community last year as a Jazz Band teacher has moved on to pursue new professional opportunities.  Laura did an exceptional job building and enhancing the music offerings at St. Vincent de Paul High School.  We wish Laura the best in her new pursuits.

While there are changes in the personnel of the Art Department, our school’s commitment for the educational experience for our students has not changed. To that end, St. Vincent de Paul High School’s Leadership Team has contacted a number of resources in the community, including Santa Rosa Symphony, Sonoma State University Band, Napa Valley College, former Music Directors at Petaluma Schools, and Cinnabar Theater.  The Leadership Team have begun interviewing many qualified candidates to offer Jazz Band, as well as a possible collaboration with St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year.  Rest assured, we are doing everything we can to ensure that the quality of the music program continues.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing everyone back on campus again soon.

In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul,

Tom Coughlan
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools