Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez Joins IU’s Board of Trustees
Immaculata University is pleased to announce that Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez, IHM, Ed.D., current principal of St. Aloysius Academy for Boys/Montessori Preschool in Bryn Mawr, PA, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Immaculata University. Sister Stephen Anne will serve a three-year term.
“It is an honor to come closer to IU through service as a member of the Board. It gives me the opportunity to “Be mighty” on behalf of the IU community,” stated Sister Stephen Anne.
With over 40 years of experience in Catholic education, Sister Stephen Anne spent nearly 20 years teaching elementary school for the dioceses of Philadelphia; Metuchen and Camden, New Jersey; Allentown, PA; and Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1988, she became principal at Queen of Heaven School in Cherry Hill, NJ and then moved to St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School in Philadelphia in 1994. She then served as principal of Immaculate Heart Catholic Elementary School in Girardville, PA, and from 2004-2009, Sister Stephen Anne was assistant principal of Villa Maria Academy for Girls in Immaculata, PA.
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from St. Joseph’s University, Sister Stephen Anne continued her education earning a Master of Education in Elementary Education from West Chester University and also a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. In 2007, she received her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Organization from the University of Pennsylvania.
To keep current in the educational field, Sister Stephen Anne holds memberships in the following professional organizations: Elementary Schools Administrators Association (ESSA) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA); the Association of Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD); and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). She holds certifications from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Elementary K-6, Mathematics 7-12, and Principal K-12. She is also a current member of the Board of Trustees for the Gesu School in Philadelphia and for the past five years, Sister Stephen Anne has been involved as co-founder in planning for the Liguori Academy, an urban Catholic high school for at-risk students in Philadelphia.
Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.