As we kick off the 2020-2021 school year, we'd like to recognize familiar faces in new roles and welcome new faces to our Padua Community.
Padua Academy's new Athletic Director, Ms. DiSabatino is excited to bring all she has "learned along the way as a player, and a coach to the forefront of Padua’s Athletic Program."
Ms DiSabatino has been a member of the Padua faculty and administration for the past 15 years. During her tenure she has served as a Health and PE teacher, Associate Athletic Director and Interim Athletic Director, as well as Volleyball Coach for the Freshmen Team (2005), JV Team (2006-2012) and Padua’s Varsity Volleyball Team (2012-2019) which won multiple DIAA State Titles.
As a member of CYO athletics since fourth grade, Ms. DiSabatino’s love for the game would follow her from Ursuline Academy grade school to St. Elizabeth’s High School, where she was a 4-year starter for the St. E’s Varsity Volleyball Team.
While at St. E’s she met her mentor, Mr. Tom Bedow. When he asked her "what I wanted to do with my future, the answer was simple. I wanted to be an Athletic Director and help athletes have the same love for sports that I did. And so I have been working towards that ever since.”
Ms. DiSabatino’s list of accomplishments include being named a two-time 1st Team Delaware All-state award recipient, and Delaware’s Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year in 2001.