New principal welcomed

Kearny native Ellen Naughton has been named principal of Queen of Peace Elementary School, 21 Church Pl., North Arlington, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

An alumna of Queen of Peace High School, Naughton received her undergraduate degree from Montclair State University and a master’s in educational leadership from Seton Hall University.

For the past 11 years, Naughton worked at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield where she taught first, second and fifth grade. Naughton spent her early childhood years attending St. Stephen’s Elementary School in Kearny.

As a mother of four children and strong advocate for Catholic education, Naughton considers herself blessed to have had all her children attend both Catholic elementary school (St. Thomas in Bloomfield) and Catholic high school.

“I’m elated to return to the Queen of Peace family and along with a dedicated staff, I will strive to continue the legacy of success established at Queen of Peace,” she said.

Naughton replaces former principal Terri Suchocki, who retired in June after an 18-year tenure at the school.

For more information about Queen of Peace Elementary School, visit or call 201- 998-8227.

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