NDA Presidential Search

Notre Dame Academy Board of Directors is conducting a national search for a new president, to assume the position on July 1, 2022. The school seeks a student-centered, experienced individual who is a practicing Catholic and an inspirational leader who will ensure an excellent academic program and promote the mission and values of the school. These values are grounded in the spirituality and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame. 


Notre Dame Academy has engaged the national executive search firm Educational Directions to assist with the search. The search committee plans to complete the search by late fall 2021. Candidates should submit all information as soon as possible, but not before first speaking with one of the search professionals:

Mathew Heersche, Ed.D. mheersche@edu-directions.com


Risa Oganesoff Heersche rheersche@edu-directions.com

Electronic submission of materials is required. Please send materials in a consolidated pdf format.

Candidates should submit:

  • Cover letter explaining why they are interested in and qualified for the president position at Notre Dame Academy
  • Brief personal statement that includes the candidate’s thoughts on leading NDA and an all girls institution
  • Current resume
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of five references

Presidential Position Profile

Press Release – Notre Dame Academy President Resigns for New Role with SND USA

Letter to Parents regarding interim president 04_28_21

Letter to Alumnae regarding interim president 04_28_21

Letter to NDA Community regarding search 05.07.21