Leadership Sister Gloria

sister-gloriaSaint Augustine Catholic School

Sister Gloria Agumagu, HHCJ
Principal, Saint Augustine Catholic School

Sister Gloria Agumagu, HHCJ is a native of Port Harcourt in Nigeria and has been a member of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus for 35 years. She is one of four Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus who has worked at Saint Augustine Catholic School since 2008. Her religious congregation focuses on education, social work and medical care. Sister Gloria became the principal of Saint Augustine Catholic School in July 2008after serving as the Principal of St Fortuna Catholic School, East New York and Queen of Peace in Queens, N.Y. At Queen of Peace, Sister Gloria first worked as a computer and remedial mathematics teacher, early childhood Pre-k3&4 educator before becoming the Principal. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Saint John’s University in Queens, N.Y., and is certified as an Administrator.

In her career in school administration, Sister Gloria has served as principal in five Catholic schools – three in the United States and two in Nigeria including the prestigious Madonna International Catholic School in Abuja Federal Capital Territory where she worked with 35 faculty members educating over 700 students. She served and taught also at Port Arthur and Beaumont Texas.

Working with Fr. Patrick A. Smith, pastor of Saint Augustine Catholic Church, Sister Gloria has successfully strengthened the school’s Catholic identity and revamped students’ learning and achievement as indicated partially in students’ performance in standardized test scores and placement in High Schools of interest after graduation.The entire student body is rooted in the Gospel values of Catholic Education. In addition, Sister Gloria has successfully strengthened Saint Augustine Catholic School’s ability to serve more advanced students as well as those who are performing below grade level. In 2010-2011, she launched a one-on-one tutoring program for both groups, and this initiative in part led to a double digit increase in test scores on the 2011 Terra Nova test for math and language arts.

Sister Gloria’s motto is “love and service”. She hopes that her life will always be one of love, service and faithful obedience to the will of God.


We are located a few blocks from the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro station on the Green Line. There is also metered and free street parking near our school on V Street.

1421 V Street Northwest Washington,
DC 20009 202-667-2608