Student Mentorship Comes to Saint Paul

St. Paul Catholic School
Rising 3rd grader Rylee O’Callahan with Art teacher Taffy Pritulsky.

New Bern, NC – Starting with the new school year in August 2019, Saint Paul Catholic School (SPCS) will begin a mentorship program for students in the 4th – 8th grades focused on their social and emotional well-being.

An advisor will be assigned to each SPCS student as their advocate and mentor during their entire academic journey beginning with their first day at the school until their 8th-grade graduation.  This year, the program will begin in 4th-8th grades and in 2020 will extend to the three lower grades. Students who come to SPCS from other schools will be incorporated into the program to ensure they also have the benefit of mentorship.

Upper grades’ English teacher, Mr. James Moody, will be leading the mentorship initiative. He noted, “It gives students a boost to know that someone is a willing advocate for them. Plus, it allows the students to build on their strengths and manage their hurdles so they can excel in all facets of life.”

Mr. Moody stated that he is working with other faculty members to develop additional mentoring and academic assistance programs for the after-school enrichment sessions.
Saint Paul Catholic School offers a rigorous and classical curriculum to prepare children for a lifetime of learning and leadership built on a solid foundation of faith. SPCS students, from PreK3 through 8th grade, learn to listen carefully, explore fully, and think critically. To learn more about SPCS contact Deacon David Kierski or go to to schedule a visit.

Submitted by: Jane Maulucci, The Reactive Voice