Congratulations on Mount Carmel Academy receiving recognition as one of the "top Catholic" high schools in the nation. Of course, I always knew this. However, it is good that others share this recognition. You have given outstanding spiritual and education leadership to your beloved Mount Carmel Academy and to the cause of the Catholic education.
-Former Archbishop Francis B. Schulte
I feel blessed to have had a Mount Carmel Academy education. I am grateful for the role that the Mount Carmel community played in my spiritual, academic and social development. I believe that the Mount Carmel experience didn't just prepare me for college, it prepared me for life.
-Tricia Thriffiley Phillpott ('98)
Five short years ago we were giving Felicia direction in choosing a high school. Besides Mount Carmel Academy being a high academic school, its reputation of strong spirituality was far more important to us. We felt, hands down, Mount Carmel was the best. We were right. Sal and I are grateful to you for your dedication, unwavering moral values, love, support and encouragement that, in some way, mold each and every life that comes through your doors. We always believed that God has a plan and we were sure of that after Katrina. He gave you the vision and strength to go through such an unbelievable tragedy and rise above to bring your girls back home. God has blessed you with incredible wisdom and leadership that filters into every teacher there. We are thankful for every hour you dedicate to making Mount Carmel Academy what it is."
-Sal and Jan Ciolino
Parents of Felicia ('08)
We would like you to know how grateful we are to you and everyone at Mount Carmel Academy for the outstanding education and nurturing environment that Rachel received during her years at Mount Carmel. I am confident you gave her the foundation she needs to succeed in whatever path she chooses.
-Craig and Renee Fabacher
Parents of Rachel ('06)
I want to personally thank you for your unwavering and total commitment to Catholic education, not only to the girls of Mount Carmel, but to the entire New Orleans region. As a person who has been fortunate enough to be involved with Catholic education my entire life, and having six children who have attended Catholic elementary and high schools, I have never come across a more dedicated, wise, perceptive, and accomplished disciple of Christ. In leading a true school of excellence, you have always proclaimed the Word of God, set and maintained high standards and, at the same time, have personally kept watch over the girls and their families that enter Mount Carmel. You know your girls and they know you. While your messages have been profound, your actions are what set you apart. You follow through and, in turn, get many caring and dedicated people to work alongside and contribute to the mission. My wife and I feel very blessed and honored that our daughters Amy and Alicia have been able to attend Mount Carmel and experience the academic and spiritual nourishment that you and your entire staff have provided.
-Alan M. Hasenkampf
Father of Amy ('05) and Alicia ('07)
Thank you so much for all that you have done for Elise. You have taken our little girl, educated her, and guided her spiritually during her years at Mount Carmel Academy. Because of your love and devotion, you have helped to make our job as her parents an easier one.
-Maureen and Tom Mouras
Parents of Elise ('08)
The Mount Carmel experience has been an incredible one for all of us, but especially for Emily. She has grown tremendously in her faith, her confidence and her abilities over the past three years. The faculty and staff of Mount Carmel, as well as the friends she has made there have been major contributors to that growth.
-from a parent