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Former Miss America, Angela Baraquio Grey, to head St. Anthony of Padua School.
On the eve of celebrating its 75th Anniversary, in June 2015, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Gardena will have something extra to celebrate – a new principal. As current principal, Micah Sumner, prepares to follow a new path, former Miss America, Angela Baraquio Grey, will step up from vice principal to fill his position this June. While serving as Miss America in 2001, Grey’s platform was “character in the classroom: teaching values, valuing teachers,” a message she has continued to promote throughout her teaching career. Grey is a former teacher at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach, where she and Sumner worked before he became principal at the Gardena school. When he encouraged her to apply at St. Anthony’s last April, she said, “Being on the campus and experiencing the vibrant community made me feel like I belonged. It was like coming home.”