About ND

Governance

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  • Welcome From The President

    Welcome to our website. During your visit to these pages, my hope is that you will better “come to know” our programs, our spirit, our community, and our deep commitment to a vision and mission that prepares our students for their next steps and that truly sets us apart from other schools.

    Notre Dame High School is a place where emphasis is placed on the whole student; the academic, the spiritual, the physical, the social and the emotional. Here, we engage students in their learning and in their faith development. Here we build a solid foundation of values and habits of discipline as we teach our students to think, to serve and to lead. Here we help them to know themselves and to know their relationship to a loving God.  Come to know our faculty. Their biographies are proudly displayed within these pages. They average 21 years of teaching experience. More than half hold advanced degrees. 

    Come to know our facility. We are blest with a lovely 100 acre campus, a 1300 seat auditorium, seven science and five computer labs. Our athletic facilities hosting 21 sports include a large gymnasium seating 1,500, a well equipped weight room and fitness center, two baseball fields, two softball fields, lacrosse and soccer fields and a brand new field turf stadium.

    Come to know our curriculum. We offer five world languages, 15 Advanced Placement and 31 Honors Courses, a full range of science offerings that include kinesiology and robotics, and a performing arts curriculum that encompasses dance, theatre and music. All our students participate in interdisciplinary learning that marries elements of History, English and Religion in a block scheduling model that allows time and focus for deeper learning. 

    Come to know our uncommon success. Each year, 99% of our graduates go on to higher learning in some of our nation’s most prestigious colleges, carrying millions of dollars in earned scholarships with them. Each year, our students perform nearly 50,000 hours of Christian Service to those in need. Each year, our 800 athletes compete successfully for championships in one of the most lauded athletic programs in the region. And each year, our performing artists sing, dance and act their way into the hearts of an audience of thousands as they have done since 1957.

    Finally, I invite you to come to know our faith which stands at the heart of the Notre Dame High School experience. That faith is manifested in a community that lives shared values of respect for all life and tolerance for others, that finds regular joy in serving those who are less fortunate, and that prays and worships respectfully together each and every day. 

    This is Notre Dame High School. Come to visit.

    Sincerely,
    Barry Edward Breen

Notre Dame Committees

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  • Advancement Committee

    Maggie Kelly, Holder
    Kristen Saker, Chair
    Jennifer Antinoro
    Jasmin Leary Barry
    Jessie Besler
    Barry Breen
    Kevin Coleman '96
    Cheryl Harris
    Colleen Herbert
    Kory Hillman
    Matt Letinski '06
    Joseph Maruca '01
    Donna Murray
    John O'Connell
    Joseph Pratico '06
    Vincent Vietti
  • Facilities Committee

    Tony Genovesi, Chair
    Donald Bauch
    Barry Breen, Holder
    Craig Coffey '86
    Mark Janiec
    Brian Malloy '92
    Paul Maloney
    Gerry McGuire
    Jeffrey Pawar
    Wayne Pietrini
    Michael Reger '86
    Michael Tritt '87
  • Finance Committee

    John Tattory ,'83, Chair
    Margaret Boland
    Barry Breen
    Scott Burney
    Donna Grabowski, Holder
    Mark Laccetti
    Jim Lynch
    Eileen Moran
    Patricia Murtha
    Dan O'Donnell '80
    Jim Okamura
  • Human Resources

    Arthur Thibault, Chair
    Joe Abbondandolo
    Darin Artman
    Caroline Berdzik
    Barry Breen, Holder
    Sharon Clarke
    Valerie Corace
    Donna Grabowski
    Karen Johnson
    Michele Kenney
    Bonnie Clawson '96 Milecki
    Janice Porter
    Joseph Shiarappa '87
  • Marketing Committee

    Cynthia Persichilli, Chair
    Norma Berry
    Barry Breen
    Laura Geltch '87
    Sr. Karina Haywood
    Maggie Kelly
    Tom McManimon '77
    Karen O'Keefe-Rauscher '87
    Judy Rynkewicz
    Laura Sarubbi, Holder
    Kellyanne Gorman '87 Stewart
    Christine Fares Walley
  • Strategic Planning Committee

    Maeve Cannon `81, Chair
    Robyn Brandow
    Barry Breen
    Craig Coffey '86
    John Covello
    Harold Fink
    Mary Liz Fitzpatrick '72 Ivins, Holder
    Denise Santoto
    Marty Tantum '75
    Ali Wilson
  • Technology Committee

    Leo Keoghan, Chair
    Mark Andrew
    Joanna Barlow
    Donald Bauch
    Barry Breen
    Janine Scimeca '84 Corgan, Holder
    Bill Hnatiuk
    Mary Liz Fitzpatrick '72 Ivins 
    George Reither
    Beth Repsik
    Kurt Steege
    Marty Tatum
    John Varghese

Board of Governors

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  • Dick Smith, Chair

    Richard (Dick) C. Smith is the former Partner-in-Charge of the Center of Excellence for Business Process Transformation (Six Sigma/ Lean) at PwC Consulting. He also supported the establishment of PwC’s Process Excellence practices in Europe and Asia. Over the past several years, Mr. Smith has continued to provide consulting services to several companies focused on executive coaching and facilitation. His areas of expertise include: Leadership Coaching, Strategy Development, Process Improvement, Business Improvement and Change Management. Mr. Smith is also an Instructor for Executive and Professional Education at Rutgers University.

    Mr. Smith is a member of St. James Parish in Pennington, NJ an is a current member on Pastoral Council. He has served two Terms on the St. Paul School Board, served on the Diocesan School Commission and provided School Strategic Planning Training for Trenton Diocese. In addition, Mr. Smith is a former Instructor for Catholic Leadership Institute, leadership training and coaching for Catholic priests.
  • Barry Edward Breen

    Barry Breen has been an educator for over 35 years and the Head of School for 26 years, in California, New Jersey, England and Washington, DC. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he began his career as an English teacher in a Catholic school in New Rochelle, NY. He did graduate work in Dramatic Arts at the University of California at Berkeley where he earned his Master's Degree. For eight years, he was Principal of St. Elizabeth HS in Oakland, CA. He came to Notre Dame HS as principal in 1992 and was here until 2001. While at NDHS, he saw the advent of block scheduling, the Kairos retreat and the Office of Development. He left to become the Headmaster at Tasis, the American School in England, for three years after which he served for six years as the first President at Bishop O'Connell HS in Arlington, VA.
  • Margaret F. Boland

  • Maeve Cannon '81

    Maeve E. Cannon is a partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP. She is a member of the Litigation Division and Administrative Law/Government Contracts practice group. Ms. Cannon concentrates her practice in Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Litigation including Public Procurement, Employment and Government Litigation, including Appellate Practice. Ms. Cannon is admitted to practice in New Jersey (1988) and Pennsylvania (1989). She earned her J.D. at Fordham University School of Law and is a graduate of Colorado College.
  • Suzanne Eberhard

  • Tony Genovesi

    Tony Genovesi, ND teacher and coach from 1977 – 1986, taught Business Education and was Head Girls’ Track Coach. He was named Mercer County Girls’ Track Coach of the Year in 1982. Presently, he is President and Owner of Benny Genovesi and Son, Inc. He also chaired the Joe Wroblewski Memorial Fund. This fund, established in memory of the coach who followed Genovesi, provided Notre Dame with a new state-of-the-art outdoor track.
  • Donna Grabowski

    Donna Grabowski is Vice President of Finance and Operations at Notre Dame High School. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University and an MBA from Rider University. Certified as a Human Resource professional, she earned her SPHR certification in June 2006. Ms. Grabowski began working at Notre Dame High School in 2000. She has a daughter and a son who both graduated from Notre Dame High School.
  • Sister Karina Haywood, RSM

    Sister Karina Haywood has been a Sister of Mercy for 63 years. She worked in Catholic education in the Trenton Diocese for 30 years (3 years in Camden). She was principal at St. Joseph (East Trenton) in the late70s, and in the late 80s was principal at St. Paul’s Princeton. For ten years she worked as an educator in the NJ Department of Corrections. In 2000, Sister welcomed the opportunity to serve as Chaplaincy Supervisor and Coordinator of Volunteers Services in the NJ prison system.

    Since her retirement in December of 2012, Sister has volunteered in various projects. For more than two years she designed the program and trained Catholic volunteers for prison ministry in the Diocese of Trenton. "It's an honor to be a "Supportive Presence" on the ND Board of Governors and Marketing committee "
  • Mary Liz Fitzpatrick `72 Ivins

    Mary Liz Ivins holds a Masters in Educational Administration from Rider University, a Masters in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Bachelors in Psychology from St. Joseph's University.  She has served Notre Dame as Principal, Assistant Principal and Chairperson for Religious Studies.  She is a proud Notre Dame High School graduate.
  • Leo E. Keoghan

    Leo Keoghan is an executive leader with deep expertise in delivering business transformations across global manufacturing and supply chain operations, enabled by information technology. A graduate of the New Jersey City University with a degree in Accounting and Economics. He did his graduate work in Accounting and Finance at Farleigh Dickerson University, earning an MBA and has a Master Degree in Project Management from George Washington University. Leo began his career working for J&J and has worked at Nabisco, Kraft Foods, and Mondelez. Leo lives in Millstone with his wife Liz and daughter Kate.
  • Julie Kopchik

    Julie Kopchik is a Mathematics teacher and is the current Mathematics Department Chair at Notre Dame High School. She received her BA in Mathematics and Education from SUNY Potsdam, her MS in Mathematics Education from SUNY Cortland, and her Supervisor’s Certification from Rider University. Julie has taught in three different States with six different school systems and at eight different schools. She first came to Notre Dame High School in 1998 for a four year span and returned to Notre Dame High School in 2005.
  • Daniel J. O’Donnell `80

    Daniel J. O’Donnell is the Executive Vice President/General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer of The Bank of Princeton. A graduate of Notre Dame High School, he was inducted into the ND Hall of Fame in March of 2000. He is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from St. John’s University School of Law. The Friendly Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick of Mercer County honored him as their 2008 Irish-American Son of the Year. Dan is married to Megan (Murphy) O’Donnell (Class of ‘88) and they have four children, Jack, Sean, Flannery and Grace. Three of his four children have graduated from NDHS and his youngest is about to enter her junior year there.
  • Cindy Persichilli

    Cindy Persichilli is an active member of St. James Parish, Pennington. She is a member of the parish council, the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, CYO, and the Mayor's Wellness Campaign. She has over 20 years experience in business development, strategic marketing and sales in the clinical diagnostics industry. She is the chair of the Notre Dame marketing committee. She resides in Pennington with her husband Dino, a Notre Dame alum and two children, son Daniel, and daughter Carly who is a senior at Notre Dame.
  • Tom Saker

  • John Tattory '83

    John Tattory currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Windtree Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company. John has more than 25 years of financial management and leadership experience including directing U.S. and international financial operations, strategic transactions, and raising capital through equity and debt financings. Prior to joining Windtree, John held a variety of financial management positions at Tyco International Ltd., Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Ernst & Young LLP. A 1983 graduate of Notre Dame High School, he was inducted into Notre Dame’s Hall of Fame in 2013. John is a graduate of Rider University.
  • Arthur R. Thibault Jr.

    Arthur R. Thibault Jr., a member of the Board of Governors, is a partner in the law firm of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, P.C. in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, a boutique labor and employment firm representing management. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts of New Jersey; the Third Circuit Federal Court of Appeals; and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Thibault resides in Princeton Junction with his wife, Maura, and their three children, Emily, Matthew and Maggie. Emily is member of the Class of 2017 at Notre Dame High School.

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.