Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School


Farewells and Welcomes

Please join me in sending best wishes and prayers to Jo Karen Licata for a healthy and fulfilling retirement after twenty-eight and a half years of teaching. Her many years of experience and wisdom of teaching in the Fort Worth Diocese began at Holy Family from 1987-2000 and joined the SMG staff in August of 2000. Ms. Licata requested that we not distribute information regarding her retirement until the new year. We will greatly miss her dedication and service to Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School.

We would like to welcome Stephanie Paladini to our SMG staff as she will be taking over as the new PE teacher for grades third through eighth beginning January 5, 2016. Mrs. Paladini is a long time supporter, volunteer, substitute, and parent of Saint Maria's and is a Texas State Certified teacher with ample experience in physical education. Mrs. Paladini and a team of teachers are researching best practices, attending professional development, and visiting other schools to help us move our PE program into 21st Century learning and providing the best environment for our students in regards to physical education and health curriculums.

We would also like to welcome our new SMG families who will be joining us in January.

Thank you for all of your support throughout the first semester and on behalf of the SMG staff, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year filled with many blessings!

-Leah Rios