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Leadership and Team

Lori Balsamo

Lori Balsamo

Accounting Manager
Sophia Beauvy

Sophia Beauvy

Dean of Visual Performing Arts, Teacher, Visual Arts and Art History
Brandon Bub

Brandon Bub

Dean of Humanities, Teacher, Social Science

Jonkea Butler

Assistant, Athletics
Eileen Cameron

Eileen Cameron

Teacher, English
De'Jah Carver

De'Jah Carver

Director of Academic and College Counseling
Sarah Case

Sarah Case

Teacher, World Language

Tony Ciecierski

Director of Technology
Christian Davis

Christian Davis

Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
Jackie Davis

Jackie Davis

Teacher, English
Donald Dorson

Donald Dorson

Technology Specialist
Andrew Dunkle

Andrew Dunkle

Teacher, Social Science
Michael Fane

Michael Fane

Teacher, Science
Brad Fuller

Brad Fuller

Assistant Head of School
Arvin Ghazarian

Arvin Ghazarian

Dean of STEM, Teacher, Science
Manuel Guardado

Manuel Guardado

Director of Emphasis Program, Teacher, Rocketry and Robotics

Megan Hall

Teacher, Physical Education
Anthony Heim

Anthony Heim

Teacher, Visual Arts
Amy Hickl

Amy Hickl

Dean of Faculty, Teacher, Theology
Bridget Higgins

Bridget Higgins

Teacher, Math and Science
Jody Hill

Jody Hill

Teacher, Social Science
Gary Ho

Gary Ho

Academic and College Counselor
Glen Janken

Glen Janken

Teacher, Math
Robert Klier

Robert Klier

Student Learning Commons Instructor
Christine Lagrimas

Christine Lagrimas

Assistant Head of School for Student Life
Ron LeBron

Ron LeBron

Teacher, Math
Antoinette Lloyd-Evans

Antoinette Lloyd-Evans

Mission & Advancement Ambassador
Nancy Lopez

Nancy Lopez

Director of Marketing & Communications
Damian Loporto

Damian Loporto

Facilities Manager
Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Advancement Coordinator, Board Liaison
Aileen Nasypany

Aileen Nasypany

Director of Athletics
Oscar Navarro

Oscar Navarro

Director of Innovation, Teacher, Computer Science
Juan Nuñez

Juan Nuñez

Teacher, World Languages
Elena O'Shea

Elena O'Shea

Director of Facilities
Lilliam Paetzold

Lilliam Paetzold

Head of School, President
Therese Portman

Therese Portman

Teacher, Theology
Danielle Schlei

Danielle Schlei

Teacher, English and Science
Charlotte Tureaud

Charlotte Tureaud

Business Manager, Financial Aid Director
Frances Wahl

Frances Wahl

Teacher, Theology
Elizabeth Ward

Elizabeth Ward

Director of Mission, Campus Ministry, Teacher, Theology
Dick Williams

Dick Williams

Director of Finance and Human Resources
Lauren Wisdom

Lauren Wisdom

Teacher, Dance, Choreographer

NDASLA Board of Directors

The NDASLA Board of Directors is charged with the governance of Notre Dame Academy and Notre Dame Academy Elementary Schools.  Its overall mandate is to ensure the schools are operated in accordance with the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the constitution, charism, and spirit of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  The board's responsibilities include long term planning for the schools, approval and monitoring of their strategic plans, ensuring the financial health of the schools, and overseeing the management and operation of the schools.

The board, with the approval of the Sisters of Notre Dame, hires the president / head of schools, currently Lilliam Paetzold.  The board does not hire or supervise any other personnel of the schools.  The president / head of schools and the supporting administration, faculty, and staff are responsible for the day-to-day  management and operation of the schools.

The board consists primarily of alumni and parents of alumni, along with other individuals committed to supporting Catholic education in the spirit of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  A limited number of parents of currently enrolled students is permitted to serve on the board, but many more are active as non-board members of the board's committees.  A description of the board's standing committees and their responsibilities is available here.  Parents interested in serving on a committee should contact LIlliam Paetzold, president and head of school.

Board Members

Mark Nixon, Chair
Cristina Cuellar, '00, Vice Chair
James Q. Meehan, Secretary
Lilliam Paetzold, '84 President/Head of School
Andrea Bains, '98
Patricio "Pat" Barrerra
Jim Gunderman
Catherine Kaiser
Barbara King, '13
Erica Lockhart
Rita McBride
Daniel O'Connell
Laura Pitari
Michael Shore
Gina Marie Blunck, SND, '64
Joji Taketa
L. Carlos Villegas
Brigid Williams, '03