New President Search

Holy Cross High School is currently searching for its next President. Please visit this space to view updates from the search committee and other official information related to this position.

Job Description for Interim President
posted: May 16, 2018

Interim President

Carney, Sandoe & Associates welcomes applications and inquiries regarding the search for an Interim President for Holy Cross High School. The position is available July 1 or sooner but no later than August 1, and will be a one-year appointment ending June 30, 2019.

To qualify, candidates will need to have an extensive leadership background in independent or Catholic schools, preferably as Head of School. You will also be expected to be a faith-filled, belief-centered person capable of embracing and promoting our Catholic and Holy Cross values.

The deadline for applying is Friday, May 25, 2018.

If interested, please forward the following materials:

  • Cover letter expressing interest and introducing yourself;
  • Current resume with all appropriate dates;
  • Brief statement of educational or leadership philosophy including your approach to Interim leadership;
  • List of five (5) references with all contact information.

Please send your materials to our consultant at Carney, Sandoe & Associates: Bob Regan

Bob.regan@carneysandoe.com

Holy Cross Community Invited to Participate in Focus Groups as President Search Begins

posted: April 12, 2018

A representative from Carney Sandoe will visit Holy Cross on April 24th and 25th. During that time, they will meet with several members of our Holy Cross community – Board members, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni. Upon conclusion, job descriptions for both the President and Interim President will be finalized. Carney Sandoe will work through the procedures for potential candidates to submit for both positions.

Over the next week, we will reach out to members of our school community to participate in focus groups, which will be held on the 24th and 25th. We encourage you to participate and become part of this exciting time in our school’s history.


Nationally-Renowned Firm to Lead Search

posted: April 3, 2018

The Board of Directors and Search Committee have endorsed Carney Sandoe & Associates, Inc., a nationally-renowned search firm, to lead Holy Cross High School through the search for both the Interim President for the 2018-2019 school year and the long-term President. The process will begin by month's end.

Carney Sandoe is known for being a leader in President and Head of School searches for independent and private Catholic schools. This past March, a representative delivered a robust presentation to the committee that exceeded expectations. All members are optimistic about the outcome. More updates will follow.


Holy Cross High School Begins Search for New President: An Update from the Search Committee

posted: February 23, 2018

The Search Committee for Holy Cross High School's next President held its first formal meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Edmund Malaspina, Jr. '85 & P '14, '15 & '19, Search Committee Chair and Board Vice-Chair for Holy Cross High School, led the nine person group comprised of Board Members, faculty, alumni, current and past parents, and friends, through the plans for the first phase of the search.

In addition to Mr. Malaspina, other committee members include:

  • Mary Brigham '79 & P'10 & '12, Board Member, Holy Cross High School; Attorney-at-Law
  • Patrick Clifford, Board Member, Holy Cross High School; Former Principal of Notre Dame West Haven; Director of Career Services at Albertus Magnus College
  • Debbie Graziano, Former Faculty, Holy Cross High School; Board Member, Notre Dame West Haven
  • Sister Pat Jamele, CND, Assistant Librarian at Holy Cross High School; Support Group Leader, Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Frank Monteiro '88 & P '17, Managing Member, Brass Axe Capital
  • Patricia O'Loughlin '83 & P '13, Current Faculty Member, Holy Cross High School
  • Julie Porzio '81 & P '20 & '21, Board Member, Holy Cross High School; Attorney-at-Law
  • Brother George Schmitz, CSC, Director of Planned Giving, Notre Dame West Haven

The committee will enlist the services of an educational consulting firm to facilitate the search. The school has reached out to two reputable firms, known for their success with private and independent schools. The committee will review bids and proposals from each firm with the goal of engaging one of them by March 2018. Once engaged, the firm will meet with the existing faculty and the current Holy Cross President, prior to reviewing suitable candidates.

The search for Holy Cross's new President will take approximately a year and a half. The anticipated starting date for the next President will be in July of 2019.

Amadeo Rinaldi, Holy Cross's current interim President, will leave his position in June 2018. There will be a gap between his departure and the starting date of the next President. The Brothers of Holy Cross and the Board of Directors are looking for a solution independent of this search.

As the process continues, updates will be shared with our Crusader community. This presidential search represents an exciting chapter in the future of Holy Cross High School. As the search moves forward, we will continue to share information with our Holy Cross family - administration, faculty, staff, donors, students, families, alumni and friends. Please be on the lookout for more emails, website postings and other announcements in the near future.

President Search Committee

Edmund Malaspina ’85 & P'14, '15 & '19, Search Committee Chair; Board Vice-Chair, Holy Cross High School

Frank Montiero ’88 & P'17, Managing Member, Brass Axe Capital

Patricia O’Loughlin ’83 & P'13, Faculty Member, Holy Cross High School

Sister Pat Jamele, CND, Assistant Librarian at Holy Cross High School; Support Group Leader, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Brother George Schmitz, CSC, Director of Planned Giving, Notre Dame West Haven

Debbie Graziano, Former Faculty, Holy Cross High School; Board Member, Notre Dame West Haven

Julie Porzio '81 & P'20 & '21, Board Member, Holy Cross High School; Attorney-at-Law;

Mary Brigham '79 & P'10 & '12, Board Member, Holy Cross High School; Attorney-at-Law

Patrick Clifford, Board Member, Holy Cross High School; Former Principal of Notre Dame West Haven; Director of Career Services at Albertus Magnus College