President Search

In January 2024, Dr. Killeen and the Sisters of Saint Joseph announced the launch of a national search for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s next President, to be led by the President Search Committee representing Advisory Board members, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff.

The search process, undertaken in partnership with Educational Directions, is mission-driven and includes extensive constituent engagement, community survey, and thoughtful discussions with key stakeholders. All members of the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy community have been invited to share their thoughts regarding the qualities, skills, and experiences they would most want to see in NFA's next President.


CLICK HERE to download the position profile (PDF).



Should you have any questions or comments to share, please contact Mathew Heersche at Your comments will remain confidential.


In our continuing efforts to keep our entire community apprised and engaged in our search process, please feel free to share the profile with others, especially those you think may be interested in this outstanding opportunity. Should you have individuals you would like to recommend for the position, please connect with our search professionals with contact information by completing the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Candidate Recommendation Form.

President Search Committee

Audrey Schwenger

Nancy Nadler
Director of Business Operations 

S. Deborah Hughes

Shannon Craige
Director of Curriculum and Innovation 

Chris Dezzi
Alum Parent, NFA Board  

Claudia Huot
Alum Parent, NFA Board  

S. Marjorie Lawless
SSJ, NFA Board  

Beth Bailey, Alum Parent, NFA Board  

Bill Murphy
Alum, Current Parent, former Board Vice Chair 

Lynda Dennis
Alum Parent, NFA Board


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