|8/27/2003||parent||St. Mary of the Assumption has a new, invigorating spirit, due mostly to the installation of a new principal last year. Sr. Denise is down-to-earth and very approachable. She has been able to determine the weaknesses and oversight of past administrations and is avidly changing many facets of the school's life. A new (young) pastor has also come to the parish this year. Father is much more in touch with the children and with the wants, needs and limitations of being a parent in the 2000s. Many of the teachers have been with St. Mary's for a long time and appear to be pleased with the changes brought to fruition by Sr. Denise and Father Jim.