20 Years of Letting Her Light Shine

Beth McCarty Pulignano has volunteered every Wednesday for twenty years, playing the guitar, singing, and helping to lead the Pre-K and Kindergarten Chapel services. Her acoustic strumming has been the perfect accompaniment to the school's young voices, joyously singing "This Little Light," "The Wiseman Built His House Upon the Rock," and many other favorites.

She initially became involved at St. Mark's Episcopal Day School in 1988 when her oldest child, Claire '99, enrolled as a one year old. A few years later, her son, Vincent '03, also enrolled. Today, Claire is carrying on the family tradition of involvement at St. Mark's - as one of our first grade teachers.

The McCarty family involvement extends back to when Beth moved to Jacksonville with her parents, The Reverend Barnum and Betty Ann McCarty, and two sisters, Shannon McCarty Graham '72 and Sara McCarty '75, in June 1971. Her childhood home was what is now the school office/administration building, West Hall. She loves to come visit the office and to reminisce. Her father was the Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church from 1971 - 1997, and was instrumental in building the foundation of our wonderful school.

Beth shares, "This school and church has always been a high point of my life and my family's lives. God has blessed me so much through the love and care I have received through St. Mark's Episcopal Day School."

Beth was also a substitute teacher during the late 1990's and early 2000's, served on the Parent's Council, and volunteered in many other capacities.

Thank you, Beth, for your continued loyalty, love, and support of St. Mark's Episcopal Day School.

Each week we will be recognizing and thanking our many volunteers. St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School appreciates and truly thanks all who give of their time, talent, and treasure. Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless!