Stephanie Quinlan

Stephanie Quinlan

St. Vincent Elementary, the 126-year-old Catholic school in Petaluma, has a new leader following the retirement last year of longtime Principal Susan Roffmann.

The new principal, Stephanie Quinlan, grew up in Napa and has worked in Novato at Our Lady of Loretto School. Most recently, she was at Good Shepherd School in Pacifica.

Being at St. Vincent and leading the 275-student campus, she said, is “a calling.”

“My focus has always been on Catholic elementary schools,” she said. “That’s my passion, my love.”

She said she’s excited to help the school roll out many technological changes this year, including Chromebooks for every seventh and eighth grade student.

“I think we have some really resilient, fantastic children, she said. “We’re all focused on working together.”

Quinlan earned her master’s degree  in Catholic school leadership at the University of San Francisco while with the Archdiocese of San Francisco . Before that,  earned a Bachelor’s degree in  special education at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.

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