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Mrs. Cora Burrell

School Principal

Welcome to St. Mary's Christian Academy (SMCA), where Mrs. Cora E. Burrell leads with grace and excellence as Principal.  With over 25 years of dedicated service in teaching and school administration across multiple states including NC, GA, and NJ, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership, Mrs. Burrell embodies a diverse skill set that enriches our school community.

In addition to her strong ethical leadership and commitment to Christian values, Mrs. Burrell brings expertise in technology integration, virtual learning, and student information systems, ensuring our school stays at the forefront of educational innovation.

Her dedication to staff development fosters a culture of continuous growth and collaboration, while her proficiency in curriculum development and academic performance assessment ensures our students receive a rigorous and enriching educational experience.

Mrs. Burrell's passion for STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) inspires creativity and critical thinking among our students, preparing them for success in an ever-changing world.

With her visionary leadership, Mrs. Burrell navigates challenges with resilience and innovation, guiding SMCA towards excellence in Christian education. Her door is always open, welcoming inquiries, thoughts, and suggestions as we continue to build a vibrant and thriving learning community together.

Mrs. Cora Burrell
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