The Success of The Academy’s Alumni is inspiring!

Meet Madeline Buerle – Class of 2013

Madeline, a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, is a Junior at Gettysburg College. She is a Politcal Science major, member of the Garthwait Leadership Center, and member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

She continues to play volleyball which she started back in Middle School coached by Mr. Gargiulo and Mrs. Raleigh at The Academy. She played four years at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, winning three Conference and County Championships. She was team captain as a senior and selected first-team All-Conference and All-County.

She just finished her third Centennial Conference season at Gettysburg, where she plays defensive specialist and libero.

She looks back fondly to her days at The Academy; her friends, teachers and her love of volleyball!

https://gettysburgsports.com/sports/womens-volleyball/roster/maddie-buerle/9809


Meet Donna Scarola – Class of 2005

Undergraduate Degree: Seton Hall University
Graduate Degree: Georgetown University
Current Role: Global Head, Performance Management and Leadership Model at Johnson & Johnson 
Previous Work: Head of Digital Strategy of Talent Development at Johnson & Johnson; Product Management at Reflektive and Workday in San Francisco Bay Area building Human Resources software for enterprise organizations. Additionally, taught Workforce Development and Performance Management at San Francisco State University for four years.
Donna’s experience at Our Lady of Peace: “As an Alumna, I always fondly look back at my time at OLP. I made some amazing friends who continued with me to high school at Mount Saint Mary Academy. It was nice to always have a bond with those whom I met when we were so young. We grew up and learned together throughout our elementary years. While often we think of elementary school as a time of just absorbing basic skills like reading, writing, math, and science, it is a formative time where we learn who we are. It’s a time where we are still trying to understand basic universal rules such as ethics, and to be in such a positive environment profoundly helps shape that in ways that are often immeasurable.”
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