Our Principal

 

Mr. Francis P. Serpico 

Mr. Serpico was born in Williamsburg  Brooklyn and has twenty three years of teaching experience. He attended Cathedral Prep Seminary High School in Elmhurst Queens in which he went on to earn his B.A. in Education from St. Francis College in Brooklyn and his M.S. Ed from St. John’s University in Queens. Mr. Serpico taught six years in the Diocese of Brooklyn in which he taught Science and Religion. During several summers, Mr. Serpico taught 9th through 12th grade Theology and 10th grade English at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. He then joined a team of twelve educators that began an alternative public school in the South Bronx. At this alternative school, Mr. Serpico taught middle school Science and 12th grade Physics. He was also appointed the middle school team leader and acting Principal when needed. After nine years of public school education, Mr. Serpico came back to the Diocese of Brooklyn in which he taught grades 4 through 8 Social Studies, Science and Religion at St. Joan of Arc in Jackson Heights. While at St. Joan of Arc, he also oversaw the STEAM program, conducted professional development for teachers in technology, and was part of the administration team. Mr. Serpico joined the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Academy community four years ago. He was the middle school science and eighth grade homeroom teacher. During his time at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Academy, he helped parents and students apply for catholic and public high school. Mr. Serpico was also the religion coordinator in organizing school liturgies and part of the school leadership team.