October 20, 2022
Dear Academy of Saint Elizabeth Community,
I write today with an update on the progress of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth Principal search. First, I would like to welcome the students, families, staff, and faculty who are new to this conversation. This academic year will be the eighth and final year of Lynn Burek’s tenure as Principal and we are in the midst of a search for a new school leader.
We want to inform you that the search is well underway and the interview process has begun. The search committee includes a diverse group of trustees who are not only alumnae, parents of alumnae and Sisters of Charity, but are also experienced educators, administrators, and recruiter.
Board of Trustees, Principal Search Committee:
- Deborah Baseil, P '08, Chair of Search Committee
- Katherine Lordi, ‘67
- Mariel Gesualdo, ‘97
- Kimberly Hutchinson, ‘97 (Former Trustee)
- Antoinette Plewa, ‘72, P ‘02
- Sr. Patricia Butler, SC
- Monique Degnan, P ‘20
We believe this group will bring invaluable individual experience and insight to this effort while keeping the interests of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth as a whole at heart. In addition to a deep understanding of our school's history, culture and relationship with the Sisters of Charity, this group possesses a diversity of skills to assist in the process of identifying and evaluating candidates as well as institutional knowledge and shared passion for the Academy. Please join us in thanking them in advance for their time and commitment to this important process.
Meetings with the administration began over the summer. In addition, surveys for teachers and parents have been developed and will be going out shortly. Our students' views and thoughts are invaluable, so we are working on gathering their feedback as well. The meetings and surveys will be an excellent opportunity for all constituent groups to voice their thoughts and ideas about the Academy and our next Principal. We cannot emphasize how valuable your voice will be throughout this process and we encourage you to make every effort to participate.
Thank you for your support and engagement in this important process.
Ms. Katherine M. Lordi, '67
Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees
Academy of Saint Elizabeth