School News


Notre Dame School, Santa Barbara

Principal Sr. Judy Flahavan, SND, was happy to announce that both John Shea Foundation and Vaya Con Dios Foundation have committed to a variety of projects that will improve the the school’s auditorium and grounds, help in sports and arts programs and provide much-needed tuition assistance.

Moreland Notre Dame Elementary School, Watsonville

Congratulations to the MND School Board of Directors, Principal Chrissy Grul, faculty and staff for a very successful WCEA/WASC visit.  They have received a full six-year accreditation.  We are grateful to them and proud of the education that is being given to students in Watsonville for so many years in the name of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Elementary School, Belmont

Congratulations to Principal Sr. Kathryn Keenan, faculty and staff. On June 5th, the school received the official certificate from WCEA (Western Catholic Educational Association) stating that they have a full six years clear accreditation.

Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont

Notre Dame de Namur University is pleased to announce the appointment of Caryl K. Hodges, Ed.D., as dean of the School of Education and Leadership, effective July 1. She succeeds Joanne Rossi, Ed.D., who will return to the School of Education faculty after having served as dean since 2005. NDNU Provost Paul Ewald, Ph.D. says, “We are extremely fortunate to have found Dr. Caryl Hodges…she brings with her a wealth of experience and an excellent record of accomplishment both in the classroom and in a wide variety of administrative positions. I am certain that Dr. Hodges will prove to be an outstanding and dynamic leader.”

Notre Dame High School, Belmont

In a recent unanimous decision, Mary Ann Osmond was named the new head of Notre Dame High School, Belmont. She started this school year as the interim head while the board continued its search, but as school board chair, Michael Maher, says, “Maryann’s style of leadership has exemplified the spirit of Notre Dame–one that supports and listens to each person and encourages open and honest communication. She has proven to be a leader who is masterful at bringing about change with consensus and buy-in from stakeholders.”


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