Dr. Karen Juliano has been named principal for Mother Seton Academy of Howell. Courtesy photo
Dr. Karen Juliano has been named principal for Mother Seton Academy of Howell. Courtesy photo
Mother Seton Academy of Howell – the pre-K3 through 8th grade Catholic school sponsored by St. Veronica Parish in Howell and St. Aloysius Parish in Jackson – will begin its new semester in January with respected educator Dr. Karen Juliano at the helm as principal.

Dr. Juliano’s appointment was announced Dec. 29 by the school’s co-directors, St. Veronica pastor Father Peter James Alindogan and St. Aloysius pastor Father John Bambrick. Dr. Juliano comes to the Trenton Diocese after having served nearly five decades as a teacher and administrator at every level from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade in Catholic schools across the United States. In New Jersey, she was president of Raritan Bay Catholic Preparatory School in South Amboy from 2011-2015.

In addition to her teaching degree in mathematics, Dr. Juliano holds advanced degrees in educational administration and school leadership, including a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky. She also holds a certificate as a master catechist.

Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Trenton, stated, “Mother Seton Academy is privileged to have such an experienced, respected and dedicated educator assume the leadership of the school in the midst of the COVID pandemic.” 

Dr. Schmidt, along with Fathers Alindogan and Bambrick, expressed appreciation to outgoing principal Kathy Blazewicz for her service to Mother Seton Academy and her 41 years of teaching and administration within diocesan schools.