Shawn Capron to serve as principal at Monsignor Gadoury

Shawn Capron to serve as principal at Monsignor Gadoury

WOONSOCKET - Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System has announced that after an extensive search, Shawn Capron has accepted an offer to serve as principal of Monsignor Gadoury Catholic Regional School and will be joining the GWCRS family for the 2015-2016 school year.

Capron served at Father Holland Catholic School in Pascoag as both a teacher and principal for many years. She was principal at the school when it was part of the GWCRSS.

"She has worked within a school that started with pre-K-3 students, thus has the background necessary to run a primary level school," said GWCRSS administrator Paula Hurteau. "I consider us blessed that she will be heading one of our schools again. She has dedicated her life to Catholic education."

Capron is a summa cum laude graduate of Providence College in 1975 where she earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education in English. She received her middle school endorsement and 36 hours beyond her bachelor's to obtain lifetime professional certification from the Rhode Island Department of Education in 1994. She served as a teacher at Fr. Holland from 1978 to 1996 and then again for the 2014-2015 school year. When the principal's position opened at Fr. Holland Catholic School, she returned to Providence College in the graduate program. She received her master's in elementary administration in 2001 and served the Fr. Holland Catholic School community as principal from 1996 to 2014.

She is completing her 37th year of service in Catholic education this year as a teacher and principal.

"I look forward to providing educational leadership and look forward to modeling Christian values for the staff and children entrusted to my care," said Capron upon accepting the position. "I am also anxious to meet the parents and guardians who sacrifice much in support of Catholic education. I believe that together we will become an outstanding team."

Monsignor Gadoury Catholic Regional School is located at 1371 Park Ave., and enrolls students in pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade from the greater Woonsocket area, including Woonsocket, Cumberland, North Smithfield, Blackstone, Bellingham, Burrillville, Millville and Franklin, Mass.

Information concerning Monsignor Gadoury Regional School is available at 401-767-5902 and at