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Leadership and Team

Lori Balsamo

Lori Balsamo

Accounting Manager
Cristina Barba

Cristina Barba

Spanish Teacher
Giuliana Battaglini

Giuliana Battaglini

Director of Advancement and Alumnae Engagement
Sophia Beauvy

Sophia Beauvy

Teacher, Visual Arts and Art History
Brandon Bub

Brandon Bub

Teacher, Social Science
Kristin Callaghan

Kristin Callaghan

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Sarah Case

Teacher, World Language

Tony Ciecierski

Director of Technology

Blake Dirickson

Teacher, World Language
Donald Dorson

Donald Dorson

IT Systems
Andrew Dunkle

Andrew Dunkle

Teacher, Social Science
Michael Fane

Michael Fane

Teacher, Science
Brad Fuller

Brad Fuller

Assistant Head of School for Academics
Manuel Guardado

Manuel Guardado

Director of Innovation
Laurel Harris

Laurel Harris

Teacher, World Language
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
Christine Lagrimas

Christine Lagrimas

Assistant Head of School for Student Life
Ron LeBron

Ron LeBron

Teacher, Math
Damian Loporto

Damian Loporto

Facilities Manager
Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Executive Assistant
Kathy Morgan

Kathy Morgan

Director of Academic and College Counseling
Aileen Nasypany

Aileen Nasypany

Athletic Director
Oscar Navarro

Oscar Navarro

Teacher, Computer Science
Elena O'Shea

Elena O'Shea

Director of Facilities
Lilliam Paetzold

Lilliam Paetzold

Head of School, President
Therese Portman

Therese Portman

Teacher, Theology
David Romero

David Romero

Teacher, English
Danielle Schlei

Danielle Schlei

Teacher, English and Science
Jackie Steves

Jackie Steves

Teacher, English
Charlotte Tureaud

Charlotte Tureaud

Business Manager, Financial Aid Director
Chris Vivo

Chris Vivo

Dean of STEM, Teacher, Science
Frances Wahl

Frances Wahl

Teacher, Theology
Elizabeth Ward

Elizabeth Ward

Director of Mission, Campus Minister, Teacher, Theology
Michele White

Michele White

Admissions Director
Dick Williams

Dick Williams

Finance & HR Director

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

Lee Cotugno, Chair
Mark Nixon, Vice Chair
James Q. Meehan, Secretary
Lilliam Paetzold, '84 President/Head of School
Andrea Bains, '98
Patricio "Pat" Barrerra
Cristina Cuellar, '00
Jim Gunderman
Barbara King, '13
Rita McBride
Milana McDermott, '80
Daniel O'Connell
Laura Pitari
Michael Shore
Gina Marie Blunck, SND, '64
Paul K. Smith
Joji Taketa
Jim Tomchak
L. Carlos Villegas
Brigid Williams, '03