Serena Brasco, the principal of St. Juliana School in West Palm Beach, Fla., has been named to the same position at St. Mary Magdalen School in Wilmington, effective July 1.
Brasco will replace Barbara Wanner, who is retiring after 26 years as St. Mary Magdalen’s principal.
Brasco’s hiring was announced May 10 by Father Joseph McMahon, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen.
According to Father McMahon’s release, Brasco has worked in Catholic school administration for 16 years, the past seven as principal at St. Juliana. Before becoming principal, she had been an assistant principal and a fifth-grade teacher. She also taught middle school at St. Luke Catholic School in Palm Springs, Fla., and kindergarten at St. Mary School in Sacramento, Calif.
Brasco holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Sacramento, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. She was nominated for the National Catholic Education Association Distinguished Principal Award for the current school year.