At OMC Parish School, we are blessed with many excellent models of leadership. Parents exhibit leadership through the Home and School Association and its many committees, events, and efforts. The Board of Limited Jurisdiction, made up of administrators, parents, and community leaders, exhibits leadership in forging and fostering the strategic school plan. Our Faculty exhibits leadership every day in the classrooms. Through the Code of Courtesy, our students progressively learn and grow in their leadership skills with each passing grade (including opportunities such as Student Council and volunteering in the Community) while modeling leadership skills to the younger students.
We are particularly blessed with exceptional pastoral and administrative leadership. The rest of us just follow their fine example.
Fr. John Fisher, OSFS
Fr. John has been the pastor of Our Mother of Consolation since July 2022. He professed vows as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales in 1980 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1988.
In addition to parish ministry at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, NJ, Fr. John served on the faculty at Father Judge High School, Bishop Verot High School, Northeast Catholic High School, The Salesianum School, and DeSales University. In addition, Fr. John served as Principal at The Salesianum School and interim-principal at Nativity Preparatory School.
Dr. Patricia Sheetz, Ed. D., Principal
Dr. Patricia Sheetz is a fifth-year principal at Our Mother of Consolation Parish School. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Temple University, a Master’s Degree from St. Joseph’s University, Diversity course training from Neumann University, and a Technology Specialist Certificate from Temple University. Dr. Sheetz has been involved with core curriculum development, Allied Health/Medical Coding and Billing, MIT APP Inventor training, and Middle States Accreditation for various schools. She worked as an Adjunct Professor in Undergraduate studies for 18 years. Dr. Sheetz served as the Director and teacher of an English/Polish Cultural Exchange program for five summers in Poland.
Dr. Sheetz believes that Our Mother of Consolation Parish School is a school devoted to serving families. “We respond to the needs of others and we are all part of God’s family. It is a blessing to be at the heart of a diverse community that is enriched with service, love, and faith”. Our students enroll in their high schools of choice and our lives are richer because our students learn to make a difference as global citizens.