Last week Carondelet High School announced that a former student, Annette Richardson Eros, has been hired as the fourth president of the all-girls Catholic school in Concord.
Eros will officially begin her role July 1, succeeding Bonnie Cotter who will be rejoining her family on the East Coast at the end of this school year. Tom Bobich, chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees, says that Eros will be on campus starting Mar. 2 for “the opportunity to shadow and learn from Cotter’s leadership.”
The new president is no stranger to Carondelet. She attended CHS as a member of the class of 1985 before moving to St. Louis with her family just prior to her senior year. Her two daughters attend Catholic school on the Peninsula, where Eros currently resides serving as the CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area.
Bobich adds, “Annette is eager to take on the challenges of the president’s role as she continues to strengthen the mission of Carondelet’s learning environment built on the spirit and tradition of our Catholic, CSJ founders.”
Eros is the fourth president of Carondelet, which opened in 1965 and was led by a principal until Sister Kathy Lang was named the first president in 2001. Lang served until 2012 with Jennifer Martin succeeding her that year. Martin died suddenly the next spring and Sister Ann Bernard O’Shea was the interim president for a year before Cotter as hired in April 2014.
Local students earn college honors
Several local students have been recognized by their colleges for outstanding work in the classroom during the fall.
President’s List: Jaclyn Nicole Aragon, Clayton
Dean’s List: Sofia Gabriella Daly, Clayton
Katherine Marie Madigan, Concord
Dean’s List: Kevin O’Reilly, Clayton
George Fox University
Dean’s List: Sophia Enders, Clayton
Provost’s Honor Roll: Jacobi Padilla, Clayton
Contra Costa County Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair Feb. 28
Contra Costa County Office of Education presents its annual Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9-11:30 a.m. at Alhambra High School in Martinez.
Attendees will discover a number of countywide teaching positions in a variety of fields, including all levels of K-12 education, specialty and substitute teaching positions. Representatives of some local school districts will be offering employment interviews on site.
Along with the CCCOE, representatives from a number of the Contra Costa County school districts will be on hand, as well as the county’s charter schools. In addition, information will be available about local teaching programs and teaching credential requirements.
For additional details about this free event contact Morgan Broshar (925-942-3489).
Peace Center announces 22nd annual student art and writing challenge
This is the 22nd year for the annual art and writing challenge for students in the area sponsored by the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center and the Dennis Thomas Art and Writing Challenge topic for 2020 is “Our Connected Planet.”Middle and high school students are invited to produce visual artwork, essays and creative writing on the topic with scholarships and prizes for winners.
Entry submission deadline is April 24. For more information visit ourpeacecenter.org.