The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college prepatory school for young women in grades 6 through 12.

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Leadership & Faculty Directory

Dr. Laura M. Hotchkiss
Head of School

Dr. Laura M. Hotchkiss began her tenure as the Academy of Notre Dame’s Head of School on July 1, 2021. A distinguished, experienced independent school leader, Dr. Hotchkiss spent the last 25 plus years at The Marlborough School in Los Angeles, Ca., most recently as Associate Head of Academics. In this role, she helped to guide Marlborough through strategic and academic planning, leadership transition, fundraising and operations. Read more about Dr. Hotchkiss here.


Dr. Liz Willis
Associate Head of School

Dr. Liz Willis joined the Academy of Notre Dame in 2020. Dr. Willis holds Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in American History from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and History from Loyola Marymount University in California. Prior to Notre Dame, Dr. Willis served as the Secondary School Academic Dean at Oakwood School, Los Angeles, Ca. Learn more about Dr. Willis here.


Mrs. Bridget Bonner
Director of Middle School

Mrs. Bridget Bonner holds a Master of Education degree from Cabrini College and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph's University. She joined the Academy of Notre Dame community in 2001 and served in a number of roles, including Religion Department Chair and Director of Admissions, prior to her current role as Director of Middle School. Learn more about Mrs. Bonner here.

 

Faculty and Staff Directory

2020-2021 Academy of Notre Dame de Namur Board of Trustees

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Mrs. Victoria Abens

Mrs. Victoria Abens

Titles: Librarian
Departments: Library Services
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Ms. Marielle Alexander

Ms. Marielle Alexander

Titles: English Faculty
Departments: English and the Arts
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Ms. Michelle Alvarez

Ms. Michelle Alvarez

Titles: Science Faculty
Departments: Science
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Mrs. Katie Bellopede

Mrs. Katie Bellopede

Titles: English Faculty
Departments: English and the Arts
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Mrs. Linda Benton

Mrs. Linda Benton

Titles: Advancement Assistant
Departments: Advancement
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Mr. Michael Berger

Mr. Michael Berger

Titles: Science Faculty
Departments: Science
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Ms. Katherine Blemings

Ms. Katherine Blemings

Titles: Upper School Counselor
Departments: Counseling
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Mrs. Bridget Bonner

Mrs. Bridget Bonner

Titles: Director of Middle School
Departments: Administration
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Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen

Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen

Titles: Receptionist
Departments: Assts. to the Administration
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Leadership
Anne Schoemaker Vazquez ’99
Chair of the Board

Agnes Gillin Gayhardt ’83
Vice-Chair of the Board

Laura M. Hotchkiss, Ed.D.
Head of School

Judi Von Feldt Taylor
Secretary

Mark Casale
Treasurer
Members

Lynn Bond Bruder ’80
Marissa Cherian
Sonia Hebding Churchman '86
Rosemary Connors ’01
Zachary C. DeCarlo, Sr.
David Frank
Will H. Fuller
Andrew Gerardi
Sister Edithann Kane, SND
Rita LaRue
Robert Mitchell
Brian Mulligan
Preeya Noronha Pinto ’94
Barbara Phelan Riley ’90
Jeff Shanahan 
Colleen Harvey Tegler
Andrew Willis

Trustee Emeritus/a

Sister Helen J. Bellew, SND
Patrick Burns
Paul Finley
Rev. Robert Hagan, O.S.A.
Mary Ellen Maggitti
Donna McNeill
Michael G. O’Neill
Janice Toscani Petersen ’70
Eric Rubino
Kathleen Shay ’70
Cary Toner