Rooted in the mission of Jesus, the SND National Education Office provides direction and support to sponsored and affiliated ministries in advancing the Educational Vision & Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Posts by Lisa Canterbury

March 25 – Celebration of Mary’s Annunciation

March 25th – Celebration of Mary’s Annunciation The angel Gabriel came to Mary with unanticipated and life-changing news.  “Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you.” Mary’s “Yes” brought the light of God into world – for all and through all time. It was a “Yes” that also changed a dark world as…

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Principal Opening at Lial Catholic School

Lial Catholic School, located in Whitehouse, OH has an opening for a Principal position beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Lial is a PreK-8 multi-age continuous progress school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Ideal candidates will be: a Practicing Catholic, have at least 3-5 years of teaching experience, and hold an Administrative license (or have administrative experience). Please send resume and references…

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*New* SND National Network Awards Program for all Ministries

The SND National Network Awards Program is designed to formally recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of employees and/or volunteers in the SND National Network in witness to the mission, vision and charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  The National Education Office, under the guidance of the Education Advisory Council, refreshed the three awards…

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Notre Dame Academy KY Celebrates Third Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award

Below is an article that was shared on and posted by Jane Kleier.  We wanted to share this great news with the rest of the SND network.  Congratulations to NDA KY for this wonderful accomplishment! Looks like quite the celebration!  For the third time in the school’s history, Notre Dame Academy has been named…

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SND NEO Welcomes Karen Fussell to the Network

In the October 2019 Partnership News we welcomed several new principals to the SND network: Nancy Barkan, Tony Barkley, Erin Cappy, and Maggie Marschner.  We just became aware of another new principal and would like to extend a warm welcome to her now.  The SND National Education Office welcomes Ms. Karen Fussell as the new…

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Cleveland Central Catholic Welcomes Back WNBA All-Star

Last week Cleveland Central Catholic welcomed back alumna Jantel Lavender ’07 who was in town for a basketball camp at The Word Church with her former CCC Coach Mel Burke.  Jantel is a member of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, who is creating a documentary about her basketball journey. The team had a video crew on…

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St. Francis School Celebrates New SND Heritage Wall

St. Francis School, located on the near east side of Cleveland, is a remarkable example of a SND Affiliated School keeping the SND Charism alive and thriving!  St. Francis School opened in 1887, the day after St. Francis Parish opened, and has been sharing the SND educational mission with students ever since.  What started with…

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NDA Park Hills Announces 2019 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Recognition

On September 26, 2019 Dr. Laura Koehl, President, Notre Dame Academy Park Hills, KY and Mr. Jack VonHandorf, Principal, shared the following letter with the Notre Dame Academy community: “It is with great pleasure and tremendous pride that we share the good news that Notre Dame Academy was recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy…

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