St Brigid’s Welcomes New Principal
Mrs Carmen Cox has been appointed as Principal of St Brigid’s College Lesmurdie, commencing 1 January 2019.
Carmen will complete five years as Principal at St Joseph’s School, Northam this year and her current role has responsibility across both primary and secondary campuses for Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.
Carmen’s personal faith in, and witness to, Jesus Christ is practised within our Catholic tradition in her service to her home Parish, Holy Family Parish Kalamunda, where she has been actively involved as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, reader and counter as well as having held the role as Parish Council Chair. Carmen is also a current Parish Councillor at St Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Northam, connecting her current school with the local Parish community. Carmen endeavours to live the Gospel values of Justice, Compassion and Mercy in all her work, demonstrating a proven ability to articulate a contemporary expression of faith and practice.
After completing her initial degree of Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Wollongong and teaching diploma at the University of New England, Carmen continued her study by completing a Bachelor of Education majoring in Religious Education and a Masters of Education with a Specialisation in School Leadership, both at Edith Cowan University.
Carmen’s teaching experience over 27 years is extensive, including six Catholic schools, and complements a diverse range of leadership roles held, including: Mathematics and Information Technology Faculty Head; Head of House; Curriculum Co-ordinator; and Deputy Principal. Carmen also taught for five years at St Brigid’s College where she “… came to experience and learn from the Mercy ethos and tradition … “.
Carmen believes that the role of Catholic leader ” … is to communicate the vision, mission and values of a College and contribute to the development of the students as young men and women committed to Gospel values”. She acknowledges her role as Principal of St Brigid’s College ” … as one where she will face the challenges of innovation and the fast-moving pace of education in the 21st Century but foremost she will do so with a stance that firmly retains the values espoused from its traditions from the Sisters of Mercy, as well the College’s positioning statement to ‘Light the Way”‘.
Carmen believes she is privileged to have been appointed Principal of St Brigid’s College Lesmurdie and is looking forward to building on the College’s commitment to maximise the learning of all young people by setting ” … ambitious, but achievable goals for all students”. Carmen is keen to grow St Brigid’s status as an excellent school in the Mercy tradition.
We trust that you will give Carmen your whole hearted support and will warmly congratulate and welcome her as she begins her new role as Principal of St Brigid’s College Lesmurdie.
*Taken from letter announcement from Eveline Crotty, ISMAPNG Institute Leader, and Lucy Molony, Board Chair Mercy Education – June 7, 2018.