Bishop Kearney’s top grads head to Yale, Stony Brook

June 6, 2017 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Valedictorian Jasmine Chin is enrolling in Stony Brook University. But first, she will attend the Google Summer Institute. Photos courtesy of Bishop Kearney High School

The Class of 2017 at Bishop Kearney High School is headed by two students whose futures will include attending top schools like Yale and Stony Brook universities.

Class Valedictorian Jasmine Chin will pursue her love of technology as a computer science major at Stony Brook University starting this fall, school officials announced.

Salutatorian Danielle Esposito is heading to Yale University, where she plans to major in global affairs.

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The school’s graduation ceremony took place at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Bay Ridge on June 3.


Chin has a busy summer ahead before she enrolls at Stony Brook University. She will be attending the Google Summer Institute.

Located at 2202 60th St. in Bensonhurst, Bishop Kearney is a high school for Catholic girls. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

In other news, the Board of Trustees recently appointed Margaret Lacey-Berman to serve as head of school.

Lacey-Berman has a doctorate in educational leadership and a master’s degree in business management. A graduate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help High School in Brooklyn, she began her education career as a teacher and taught for three years at Bishop Kearney.

She served as assistant principal at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge where she was responsible for training teachers who were seeking to become assistant principals.

Lacey-Berman later became the youth development manager for Brooklyn and Staten Island schools, responsible for guidance and community-based partnerships. She was then appointed principal of the Brooklyn High School of the Arts, where she successfully worked to double the school’s enrollment and instituted a program that led to the school being named a Tony Bennett Partner School.

Prior to coming to Bishop Kearney, Lacey-Berman was a coaching fellow for the New York City Office of Leadership, serving as a mentor to first year principals and helping them access services for their schools.

Sister Helen Kearney, president of Bishop Kearney High School, and Winifred Radigan, chairperson of the board of trustees, announced the appointment in an open letter to the Kearney community.

“Margaret has a deep respect for Catholic education and its influence on the lives of young women. We are confident that she will bring her talents and experiences to build on the wonderful work of the current and past administration, faculty and staff to envision a strong future for Bishop Kearney,” the letter read.


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