Principal Search

Notre Dame Academy has launched a search for a principal for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. 


The Overview

The school’s next principal must be a well-qualified educator who can oversee NDA’s educational experience while carrying forward its mission as a school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The search process to identify the next principal will be informed by input from a broad cross-section of the NDA community. Throughout the process, we will keep the community informed of key developments. Please stay tuned for periodic updates.



The Opportunity

The Principal is the primary educational leader of the school directly responsible to and reporting to the President concerning the daily operation of the school, including all facets of the student educational experience, academic programming, guidance and counseling, student life, campus ministry, co-curriculars as well as programming to maintain a superior student experience. The Principal attracts, retains, and manages a team of dedicated administrators and teachers to ensure high quality development and implementation of curriculum and programming around a shared sense of academic excellence, faith, community, and purpose.


Please visit the job posting for a comprehensive view of the position.



Search Partners

Given our focus on an intensive, thorough, and collaborative process, we have engaged the search firm Narwhal Talent Partners to assist the search committee. The firm focuses on recruitment for leadership roles in independent and Catholic secondary schools and cultivates a broad and extensive network of school contacts to build awareness and interest in our search.  The firm has recently assisted NDA with recruiting to fill key leadership roles and its familiarity with NDA will facilitate the process moving forward successfully.  Narwhal’s consultants will develop relationships with potential candidates and plan to meet with key representatives from our community.



Search Committee

We have formed an internal search committee that is broadly representative of the school community as a whole and drafted from key constituencies of the school:

Kelly Manning ’95 P’26

  • Co-Chair, NDA Hingham Principal Search Committee
  • Vice Chair, NDA Hingham Board of Directors
  • Committee Chair, NDA Hingham BOD Governance Committee

Kaitlin Gangl Alden

  • Co-Chair, NDA Hingham Principal Search Committee
  • Director of Marketing & Communications, Notre Dame Academy

Amanda Adamczyk ’93 P’20

  • Director of Campus Ministry, Notre Dame Academy

Jake Conca

  • Head of School, Xaverian Brothers High School
  • Member, NDA Hingham Board of Directors
  • Member, NDA Hingham BOD Educational Programs & Mission Integration Committee

Julie Dowd, D.Min.

  • Director of Mission Integration, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Office of Sponsored Ministries

Mary Kerrigan P’16 ‘18 ‘23 ‘25

  • NDA Parent League

Kelly Knight

  • Social Studies Teacher, Notre Dame Academy

Marianne Martin GP’25

  • Chair, Foreign Language Department, Notre Dame Academy
  • Spanish Teacher, Notre Dame Academy

Pam Pellegrino

  • Director of Guidance and School Counseling, Notre Dame Academy

Maureen Ridings ’82

  • Director of Alumnae & Parent Relations and Special Events, Notre Dame Academy