Our new principal Ms. Annemarie Bacich has spent her whole career in education and is excited for her fresh start at CB. Fresh out of New York, Ms. Bacich was determined to get back to her Northern California roots and she had “been looking to come back home to help care for my elderly parents.” […]
Our new principal Ms. Annemarie Bacich has spent her whole career in education and is excited for her fresh start at CB. Fresh out of New York, Ms. Bacich was determined to get back to her Northern California roots and she had “been looking to come back home to help care for my elderly parents.” Not only was she excited to move closer to her parents, she was thrilled to start her administrative role at CB.
Assistant Principal Mr. Dave Desmond ‘94 explained his excitement in working with someone who is as experienced as Ms. Bacich.
“Her background and her experiences — those are invaluable and will only serve our students well,” he expressed.
Before becoming an administrator in 2008, Ms. Bacich had been a teacher since 1999. The experiences she endured as a teacher allow her to be a well rounded and empathetic principal. Ms. Bacich’s career as an administrator started 12 years ago, but that did not put an end to her teaching career.
“Eventually I would like to, as a principal, I would like to be teaching at least one course” she says.
Fulfilling her own role as a teacher is just one of the many plans Ms. Bacich has for CB. Although she is not a CB alumni, Ms. Bacich already had an image of the school in her head from what she had heard going to high school in Davis.
“I knew you had a great community spirit” she says. She also knew that she was “coming into a school that is very beloved”
Ms. Bacich also has a remarkable understanding of what it is like working at a Catholic school and plans to make use of that knowledge at CB. She believes that “education is more than skills” and wants to use that philosophy to better CB.
The goals Ms. Bacich has for the school are closely related to the mission that already exists at CB.
“My vision really is to enhance those aspects of our school that are lacking, that aren’t necessarily adhering to the five core principles and to bolster up those places of the community where they are already being adhered to.”