MANHATTAN — With the new school year slated to begin next month, Catholic educators are preparing to adapt to the new norm of teaching with social distancing and face coverings. However, others already affected by this year’s estimated 140 closures across the country are trying to remain hopeful about their professions.
“The Superintendent’s office, along with the Department of Human Resources, has provided information to teachers and staff affected by a school closing or merger, to help them find a role in a new Catholic academy or parish school,” said Brooklyn Diocese Superintendent of Schools Thomas Chadzutko. “There is a priority list to help faculty and staff find a new home and remain part of the Catholic education community.”
Local math teacher Jeremy Mezarina has dealt with two school mergers during his career — St. Francis Xavier-Queen of All Saints in 2018 and Holy Angels-St. Anselm this year. He became unemployed both times, as a result, and felt discouraged…
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