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.
But we are particularly blessed with exceptional pastoral and administrative leadership. The rest of us just follow their fine example.
Fr. Bob Bazzoli, OSFS
Fr. Bob has been the pastor of Our Mother of Consolation since July 2005. He professed vows as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales in 1980 and was Ordained to the priesthood in 1988. Father holds a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from De Sales School of Theology in Washington, DC, and has a background in Social Work (NCSSW – Catholic University of America) and Pastoral Research & Planning (Fordham University).
In addition to parish ministry in North Carolina and Philadelphia, Fr. Bob was himself a teacher at Salesianum High School in Wilmington, DE; Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA; and Holy Name High School, Reading, PA.
Mrs. Patricia Sheetz, Principal
Mrs. Patricia Sheetz is beginning her third year as Principal of Our Mother of Consolation Parish School. Mrs. Sheetz is in her second year of Doctoral studies at Temple University and has completed post-graduate studies in Diversity Training and Educational Leadership at Neumann University. This educational experience is in addition to a Master’s Degree awarded from St. Joseph’s University.
Mrs. Sheetz holds a Technology Specialist Certificate from Temple University and has 21st century technology skills along with MIT APP Inventor training and Curriculum Development. Mrs. Sheetz has served as an Adjunct Professor in Undergraduate studies for 18 years as well as a Director of an English/Polish Cultural Exchange program for five summers in Poland.
Mrs. Sheetz believes that Our Mother of Consolation Parish School is a community in which there are no strangers. “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 community that is so 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 in the world around them!
Sue Lasek, Admissions Director/Administrative Assistant
Likely the first person to greet you as you enter Our Mother of Consolation School or call the office will be Mrs. Sue Lasek. Sue attended Catholic elementary school and high school in the Philadelphia area and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English from Chestnut Hill College. She became involved with OMC School in 1991 when her children began attending the school and first worked as a Pre-K and Kindergarten aide.
After a number of years as an aide, Mrs. Lasek became the Office Administrative Assistant/Admissions Director in 2000 and is an integral part of the School’s fabric. Her warm welcoming spirit with every parent or student who walks through the door sets the tone for the family atmosphere that you’ll find throughout our school.