At our Open House this October, I met with numerous seventh and eighth graders looking forward to the next chapter in their academic lives.

Choosing Eustace Prep is a step you have already taken, and I am grateful that you have entrusted us with the spiritual, academic, social, and athletic formation of your children.

Since joining our school earlier this year, it has been my privilege to meet and correspond with many of you. Getting to know every member of our school community is highly important to me.

On Thursday, November 21, I will be hosting two gatherings (one from 9AM to 10 AM; another from 6 PM to 7 PM) in the Lulli Library. I want to meet with parents and guardians like you to talk about the present and future of Eustace Prep.

For those interested in attending, please RSVP here.

This is just one of many events we have planned for community outreach this year. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Thank You, and God Bless,

Jacqueline P. Coccia, Ed.D.
Head of School

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    Dr. Jacqueline P. Coccia brings extensive experience in educational leadership to her role as Head of School at Eustace Prep.

    She arrived earlier this year as the next phase in an impressive career spanning 20 years in Catholic education as a classroom educator, principal, and senior administrator. Since 2014, Dr. Coccia had served as principal of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, an independent Catholic college preparatory school for girls in grades 6-12 with over 500 students.

    She spent her early professional days as a teacher and then principal at Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In recognition of her leadership capabilities and vision she was later asked to serve in the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education—first as Director of Elementary Education and then as Superintendent of Elementary Schools. As Superintendent, she was responsible for overall leadership of 123 parish and regional elementary schools and four schools of special education serving approximately 65,000 students through 3,500 teachers and 127 principals.

    Dr. Coccia holds a B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Cabrini College, an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University. As an area of specialty, she helped create and implement strategic plans to enact curriculum development and academic rigor.