Yola Stagliano, Honorary
After studying at Columbia University and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she spent the first 5 years of her teaching career at Woodstown High School, which she really enjoyed.
When her children were old enough for school, she began her happiest, most rewarding years at Paul VI High School. As level moderator and department chair, she really enjoyed working with Monsignor Russell Rock, Sr. Marianne Mc Cann, and all of the teachers and students.
When her children graduated from Paul VI (Richard ’71, David ’73, Donna ’75, and Paul ’79), they were well prepared to continue their education and achieve their goals. After retiring from Paul VI in 1992, she continued teaching languages as a homebound tutor for the public high schools.
Today she would give high school students the same advice she tried to instill in them when she was teaching. “The 4 years of high school are such important ones. Christian values, social skills, and academics are equally important in helping shape who they are. What they do and don’t do will affect their future. Maturity and responsibility lead to independence, and these 4 years are stepping stones to who and what they will become.”
Yola said that she has always felt a close connection to Paul VI, returning year after year for the outstanding plays, dinners, and many activities, as well as the Pauction. In 2010, she even won the Pauction grand prize, a Mustang convertible! She stated, “The school, my colleagues, and the students I have had the honor of teaching will always hold a loving, warm place in my heart.”
As a community, we are grateful to Yola Stagliano, an eloquent and professional colleague and friend, who has remained dedicated and involved to help Paul VI strive for excellence!