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Naomi Corera

 

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"I thought, 'Well, my job is done. Now I can do what I really want to do,'" Corera recalls. "I sold Shepherd Montessori and went to work in Mexico on a mission with the poor from 1990 through 1994. I was very happy there, and I thought I'd never come back - when I got a call from Tom Monaghan."

Corera's sister had married Paul Roney, Monaghan's chief financial officer. Roney recommended her to be the principal of a school Monaghan wanted to start. She says running Spiritus Sanctus Academy was wonderful - for awhile. "After three years, Mr. Monaghan decided to change things. He'd always wanted nuns to run the school, and at last he found an order of nuns to do it."

Corera went to Monaghan and told him she was ready to go back to Mexico, but, she says, "he wouldn't hear of it. He said 'Naomi, America needs you!' And I said, 'But what am I going to do?' And he said, 'How about a Montessori school?' And I said, 'OK - but I get to name the school.' You know how he names everything 'Ave Maria?' Not this time. I told him, 'If I'm going to stay, I'm going to name it.' And I named it after Psalm XXIII just like I did my other school. You know: 'The Lord is my shepherd.'"

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