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Providence St. Mel President, Paul J. Adams III

Born September 14, 1940, Paul Joseph Adams III learned the value of education from his parents, Patsy Lois and Paul Adams, Jr., who enrolled him in private elementary and high schools in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. After receiving a B.A. from Alabama State University, Adams moved north to Chicago, where he worked in mental health education while earning his M.A. in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University.

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Providence St. Mel Principal, Jeanette M. DiBella

As chief education officer, Jeanette M. DiBella is principal of Providence St. Mel School (PSM) and oversees its new charter school, Providence Englewood, which opened in 2006. An educator with more than twenty-five years of administrative and teaching experience, Ms. DiBella leads a faculty and staff of 80, and coordinates a K-12 curriculum for more than 800 students on two campuses.

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Providence St. Mel Board of Trustees

Critical to the effectiveness of Providence-St. Mel School is its committed Board of Trustees. Representing every facet of business, industry and civic leadership, these individuals dedicate countless hours of their skills and resources to help hundreds of deserving, inner-city children receive a quality, college preparatory education at PSM.