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Veteran educator picked for Belen Jesuit Prep

MIAMI | Olivia Zarraluqui, a longtime educator with more than two decades of experience, has been named assistant principal for the high school of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School.

Olivia Zarralugui has been appointed assistant principal for the Belen Jesuit Preparatory School.

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Olivia Zarralugui has been appointed assistant principal for the Belen Jesuit Preparatory School.

Zarraluqui, 46, has served at Belen as director of faculty development for two years and has over 20 years of teaching experience. She previously taught at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami for 19 years.

She was selected for the Archdiocese of Miami Emerging Leaders Program for aspiring educational leaders in 2013-2014. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Florida International University, a master of arts in English from Fordham University, and an education specialist degree in leadership from Barry University.

“Olivia has been a key member of our administrative team since 2019,” said Principal José E. Roca, himself a 1984 Belen graduate. “Her dedication to the vocation of teaching, enthusiasm for her work, and commitment to the principles of Catholic education make her the ideal candidate.”

Zarraluqui will take over the role of assistant principal from Ramon Nicosia, who has worked at Belen Jesuit since 2009, including the job of assistant principal for five years. He plans to return to his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., to continue his career.

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