Principal's Message

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August 1, 2021

Dear Saint Cyril School Friends,

Are you ready for the 2021-2022 school year at Saint Cyril to start? Are the students eager to leave summer break behind and meet new friends, re-establish classroom routines, and explore the wonders of learning? Ready or not, August 9th begins a new school year at Saint Cyril School, and the Faculty and staff are so very excited to welcome families to our campus. It is both an honor and a privilege for our faculty and staff to serve the families of Saint Cyril School by supporting parents in their role as the first teachers of their students.

We have an agreement that students on campus joyfully learning together is optimal, and our efforts will be directed to maintaining our operational status of in-person learning. Our community is strong and resilient; we have successfully navigated the pandemic. We have proven to be very good in our response to Pope Francis's words that "Like the Apostles, ... contemporary people must pull together and place their faith in God to endure the virus."

Thank you for the many sacrifices and commitments you make to join the Saint Cyril School community. Please join us at Mass to celebrate the gift of the Eucharist and the many other times we gather as a community. Welcome!

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for us ...

Dr. Dertinger

August 18, 2021

Dear Families,

Welcome! I am deeply honored to work in our school community with its long history and sustained culture of faith and academic excellence. It is my goal to work hard to maintain our legacy of community, prayer, and service. I am deeply committed to working in partnership with Fr. Paul, Dr. Dertinger, you, our parents, and amazing teachers to nurture the spiritual, academic, social, and emotional development of our wonderful students.


I have 28 years of experience working in the Diocese of Tucson, 23 here at St. Cyril School as an educator. This is my third year on the Administrative side of the school and I couldn’t be happier serving our school in this capacity. I feel passionate and energetic about this school year and encourage your partnership in the educational process. 

Mrs. Coleman

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Associate Principal