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Vice Principal's Message

Welcome to Santa Clara of Assisi Catholic Academy!
We are so excited for this 2019-2020 school year and are looking forward to learning and growing academically with your students. We have a great year planned, and some exciting things in the works. We are thrilled to be continuing and extending our Dual Language program in grades Pre-K to 5th grade this year! We look forward to seeing all of you as we continue to embrace the cultures of our families in our academics, our communication, and our events.
Construction is almost finished on our new building and we cannot wait for our new addition!This new space will provide new Art and Music classrooms, a separate cafeteria, and a middle school wing as well as the Church offices. The new building will be up and running during the middle of this school year.
I encourage you to join us at Open Houses and School Events throughout the school year, and look forward to working with each and every one of you as we further the education of our students, your child/children. We will be growing together and working in the words of St. Clare to “See God in All Things”!
We hope you will join us in Shining Bright this school year!
Thank you,
Natasha Pajda
Ms. Natasha Pajda joined the Santa Clara Community in the fall of 2013. She currently serves as the Assistant Principal, Librarian, and Middle School Religion teacher. She believes in the power of Catholic Education and in educating students on how to incorporate the teachings of Jesus Christ in everything they do. 
Ms. Pajda completed a year of service with the Vincentian Mission Corps in Saint Louis and completed over 1500 hours of volunteer work at Our Lady’s Inn, a pregnant homeless women’s shelter. 
Ms. Pajda graduated from St. Edwards University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Religious Education. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Catholic School Leadership from Saint Louis University.