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Dr. Ross Named Principal of Chatham's St. Patrick School

Dr. Ross leading the morning assembly for the students. Credits: St. Patrick School
Dr. Ross with Grade 8 student Cate Archer at NJ Statehouse Awards assembly.​   Credits: St. Patrick School

Rev. Robert J. Mitchell, Pastor of Saint Patrick Church, Chatham, has announced that Dr. Christine Ross has been named as the principal of Saint Patrick School after serving as interim principal since January.

Formerly, Dr. Ross was an undergraduate instructor in the Felician University School of Education.  A graduate of parochial elementary and high school, Dr. Ross began her career in Catholic education as a middle school teacher in the Diocese of Paterson and then advanced to the role of principal at Saint Paul School, Clifton.   While principal, her school was awarded the diocesan Best Practices Award for the fine arts program. 

Dr. Ross holds six New Jersey State educational certificates, including Teacher of Student with Disabilities​ and Chief School Administrator​.  She has been a presenter at local, state and national conferences.  She co-authored “Compare, Support and Inform: One Approach to the Common Core Standards in the Social Studies Classroom,” published in a national educational journal and is currently an editorial reviewer for New Teacher Advocate, a Kappa Delta Pi national publication.  She earned her doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership from Saint Peter’s University in 2016. 

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For the past twenty years, Dr. Ross has volunteered as a Cub Scout leader and a ​religious ​a​wards ​counselor for the Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Diocese of Paterson.  She is the 2001 recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Catholic Committee Bronze Pelican Award, as was her father and grandfather previously.  A firm believer in the value of catholic education, she and her husband have two sons who also attend parochial school.  She is honored to be leading Saint Patrick School and excited to be working with the faculty and school families to challenge students academically foster their Catholic faith. 

Saint Patrick School is a parochial Pre-K 3 to Grade 8 school that was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams - Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Week at the Library of The Chathams

Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library book collection continues.  The tax season is here, and dedicated volunteers are here to help you with you tax returns!

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...


February 20, 2018

To the Editor,

I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But I have hope and belief that we can fix that discourse in our ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 12

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AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!


Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

February 20, 2018

Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

-Space is limited as classes will be small-

MADISON, NJ – In celebration of the new spring season, come experience and enjoy Mindfulness and Meditation with Wendi L. Dumbroff, MA, LPC. Dumbroff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Madison, New Jersey, where she specializes in individual, family, ...