Meet Our Principal

Welcome to Saint Frances Cabrini School where we embody a comprehensive, rigorous, holistic approach to Catholic education.  Ours is a balanced program that is distinguished by our Catholic tradition and our meeting or exceeding of the standards considered essential for a faith-based, quality education.

We are a school that believes each child should live up to his potential by doing his best.  We are a faith-based school where Jesus calls us to action to be people of integrity and global citizens.  Schoolwide Learning Expectations and Curriculum Standards frame who we are in relationship to 21st Century teaching with a foundation in best practices.  Our goal is to provide a quality, faith-centered education that challenges, inspires, and motivates each one to be an active disciple of Christ, a lifelong learner and a respectful responsible citizen.

My name is Monica Davis, and I am excited to be the principal at St. Frances Cabrini School!  I received my master’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of Pennsylvania, then taught in a Catholic School in the inner city for 5 years.  Working with the Sisters of St. Joseph in that school allowed me to experience and contribute to a school with high academic achievement filled with the Holy Spirit.  I learned to differentiate and meet the needs of every child and could see the impact that a strong education had on students who were in a socio-economically stressed neighborhood.

I married a park ranger and so traveled from park to park, living in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and finally Washington, teaching in 3 of the states.  When we moved to Washington, I enrolled my children in Catholic schools, becoming a teacher, then principal at Holy Family School in Lacey for 4 years when I became the principal at Cabrini.

The fact that St. Frances Cabrini School is a parish school means a great deal to me.  The students are involved in the life of the church and the parish supports the school, enabling future leaders in the church and the community.

I embrace the tradition of St. Frances Cabrini as a school that nurtures the whole child, respects differences, promotes high academic achievement, and teaches students to be active members of society, ready to serve others. I welcome all the wonderful children who seek a Catholic School education and thank all the parents who trust us with their child!