Sister Gail Glenn, SSJ is a lifelong resident of the City of Buffalo and Sister of St. Joseph for 57 years. She has exemplified the virtue of service to others throughout her life, and made a lasting impact on Catholic education in the Diocese of Buffalo.
Sister Gail has dedicated her life as an educator in diocesan schools for over 51 years, serving as principal for 46 of those years. Most of her ministry service has been dedicated in the City of Buffalo’s west side community, where she continues to serve today as principal of Catholic Academy of West Buffalo.
As a school principal, Sister Gail’s goal has always been to create a climate in which all students feel safe and valued, and where all teachers strive to help each student reach their full potential. As she notes, “Catholic Education has been a part of my life since I was six years old. It has been a privilege and honor to take what I have learned and been given, and share it with our students.”
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, located in the heart of the 60th Senate District’s historic Delaware neighborhood, will be celebrating 30 years of excellence in education this year. Under Sister Gail’s leadership, the school continues to excel academically, recently ranked by Buffalo Business First in the top 10 percent of private, parochial, public and charter schools in the City of Buffalo. The school prides itself on its rigorous academic programs, a wide variety of extracurricular activity offerings, and commitment to preparing a diverse student body to grow both inside and outside of the classroom.
Sister Gail is one of six children to parents John and Frances Glenn. She attended Medaille College and the State University of New York at Buffalo, earning Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Elementary Education.