2013 GRAND MARSHAL
Sister Kathryn Schlueter
The Hampton Bays Hibernians have chosen Sister Kathryn Schlueter, CSJ, the Principal of Our Lady of the Hamptons Regional Catholic School in Southampton, as the Grand Marshal of our St. Patrick’s Day parade for 2013.Sister Kathy was
born in Brooklyn, and while she doesn’t have “an ounce of Irish blood”, she is Catholic through and through. She began her education in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, attending St. Ephrem’s elementary school. Later, her family moved to Merrick
where Sister Kathy attended Sacred Heart Academy. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree at Marywood College in Scranton, PA. In 1963, Sister Kathy joined the Sisters of St. Joseph and will be celebrating her golden jubilee in September of this year. She later obtained her master’s degree in School Administration from Hofstra University.
Sister Kathy began her teaching career as a first and fourth grade teacher at St. Patrick’s elementary school in Smithtown where she taught from 1967 until 1971. She left St. Patrick’s to become the Dean of Students at Sacred Heart Academy where she also taught music and drama.
Sister Kathy became the Principal of Our Lady of the Hamptons in 1987. She marked her 25th anniversary as principal in 2012. In that time, enrollment has gone from 129 to 340 students. Twelve years ago a second floor was added to the school providing space for eight more classrooms. This year a new gymnasium has been added to the campus.
Our Lady of the Hamptons has earned the Middle States accreditation in 2002 and 2012 and was the recipient of a “National Blue Ribbon of Excellence” awarded to only 56 schools nationally.
Sister Kathy is rightfully proud of the achievements that her school has made and the Hampton Bays Hibernians are proud to name her the Grand Marshal of the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day parade.