Sister Mary Jane (Philip Ann) Paolella

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ)
Jubilee year: 
50th, profession
Birth name: 
Mary Jane Paolella
New Haven, Conn.
First profession: 
Final profession: 

Bachelor's in biology, St. Louis University, 1970

Master's in biology, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Conn., 1977

Courses completed at Georgetown University Medical School and University of Rochester Medical School in biotechnology and genetics

Service in the archdiocese: 

Teacher, Cor Jesu Academy, 1976-90

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Elementary school teacher in Connecticut and New York

Secondary school teacher and assistant Principal, Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, Conn.

About me: 

Sister Mary Jane has been a pioneer in developing programs in biotechnology, genome research and ethical issues in biotechnology at the secondary school level. She is a gifted teacher who inspires all those she teaches. She will begin a new ministry as postulant directress this year while continuing to teach at Sacred Heart Academy.