Sr. Patrice Owens, SCC
Principal, Immaculate Conception School
Sr. Owens has served in educational ministry for 11 years as a teacher and 27 as a school principal. Initially she taught grades 1-6 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. After receiving her M.A. in Administration from Villanova University, she was principal of St. Mary’s Elementary School in New Jersey for 8 years and then held the same position at Holy Family School in Florham Park for 4 years. Having spent 3 of her earlier teaching years at Immaculate Conception School in the Bronx, she hoped someday to return to the children there. In 2000, she was given that opportunity. Working with her dedicated staff, she strives to provide a quality Catholic education for ICS’s students in a faith-based and academically challenging environment. She is ever mindful of ICS’s proud past of 158 years in the hub of the South Bronx and of its hope-filled future as part of the Partnership network.