Veronica Collins Harrington
Veronica Collins Harrington is the first lay president in the school’s sixty-four year history. Harrington’s arrival at the Academy of Notre Dame continues her commitment to all-female Catholic education. In her past role, as principal at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, she “witnessed young women, who, exposed to rich spiritual traditions and guided by caring faculty as role models, emerged as self-confident leaders ready to transition to college and assume majors in crucial fields such as math, science, and economics.”
Harrington brings to the Academy twenty-four years of experience as an educator and administrator. Since 2003 she has served as the Upper School Principal at Ursuline Academy, a private Catholic girls’ high school in Wilmington, Delaware. While at Ursuline, Harrington guided the school through the Middle States Accreditation process and served on the administrative team.
Prior to Ursuline Academy, Harrington served as the principal at Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland, Pa., the Coordinator of Educational Services for READS in Philadelphia, and an educator for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for thirteen years.
Harrington, a Philadelphia native, received a B.S. from Gwynedd-Mercy College and her M.Ed. from Cabrini College, where she also pursued and received secondary principalship certification. Additionally, she has remained current in her field with professional development at the University of Notre Dame (2003) and Harvard University (2004).
Dr. Joseph F. D'Angelo
Dr. Joseph D’Angelo has dedicated his entire professional career to Catholic education, having spent the past 22 years at LaSalle College High School in Glenside. While at LaSalle, he has chaired the English Department, served on faculty committees, and been a member of the administrative team.
While serving as Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, he developed curricula, supervised instruction, handled all scheduling, and directed the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Dr. D’Angelo was also a member of the board of trustees, serving on the long-range planning committee which assisted in executing LaSalle’s first capital campaign.
Dr. D’Angelo pursued his undergraduate and graduate degrees locally at St. Joseph’s University, Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Doctorate in Educational Administration and Elementary and Secondary Principal’s Certification. His doctoral dissertation was on “The Hidden Curriculum in a Girls Catholic High School.”
Junior School Director
Ms. Anne Carroll brings a wealth of experience to her new post as Junior School Director. She comes to Notre Dame following ten years as principal of St. Bridget’s School in Richmond, Virginia where, in addition to her administrative duties, she led the school in its designation as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2007. Previous to her work at St. Bridget’s she served as principal at St. Pius X School in Norfolk, Virginia, and St. Andrew’s School in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
A Philadelphia native, Ms. Carroll is a graduate of West Catholic and has a bachelor’s degree from Immaculata University and a master’s degree in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pa.
In her new role, Ms. Carroll will become part of the administrative team responsible for leading the Junior School and reporting directly to the principal. In addition, she will be teaching seventh grade religion.