Mission Driven, Student Centered, Faith Based, Globally Focused

Leading with Grace
Since its founding in 1873, Notre Dame Preparatory School has offered a solid liberal arts-based curriculum while responding to the educational needs of the modern times. Today, NDP draws on the diverse leadership talents of Headmistress Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D., academic leaders, department directors, Board of Trustees, and the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame as the school educates young women to transform the world.

A Message from the Headmistress

Growing in Grace in 2023

Happy New Year! As we embark on a new year, which coincides with the midway mark of the school year, I invite you to join me in looking at how grace can help us grow the Kingdom of God in our hearts and in our world. We were reminded of the gift of God’s grace at Christmas when He sent us His only Son to redeem the world for all time. May the grace of Christ’s birth be with us in our hearts throughout the coming year and be present in our daily interactions with family, friends, colleagues, fellow students, and all others.
 
May 2023 be a year of joy, kindness, health, and peace for you, for those you love, and for our entire NDP community.

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  • Read Sister Patricia's Bio

    Sister Patricia McCarron’s appointment as Notre Dame Preparatory School’s ninth headmistress, which began July 1, 2005, completes a remarkable circle: she started her professional career there as a faculty member in the mid-1980s and returned to lead the school 30 years later. Sister Patricia guides the NDP faculty and staff in its mission of educating young women to transform the world.

    In the years that she has been headmistress, Sister Patricia has overseen remarkable growth at Notre Dame Preparatory School, including expanding academic and extra-curricular programs; implementing two strategic plans for the school; renovating the Middle Level and other campus spaces; steadily increasing the school’s annual fund and endowment; and continuing to raise the community's awareness of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and their commitment to service and justice in the world.  Under her leadership, NDP has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2012 and again in 2020; a Top Workplace by The Baltimore Sun; A Baltimore Style and Daily Record Reader’s Top Choice School; and a Top Engineering Source School by University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering.
     
    As a School Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Patricia is committed to empowering others through education.  Before her appointment at NDP, Sister Patricia served as Associate Academic Dean at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.  Prior to that, she held administrative positions at both Bishop Walsh Middle/High School in Cumberland and at The Seton Keough High School in Baltimore.
     
    Sister Patricia holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy from the Catholic University of America and an M.Ed. in Education Management and Supervision from Loyola College.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.  Sister Patricia is a recognized speaker on the topics of Catholic identity and Catholic school leadership.  She is in The Daily Record’s “Circle of Excellence” for being named among the Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2008, 2010, and 2013. In 2014, she received the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)’s Educational Excellence Award.  She previously served on the Board of the Notre Dame of Maryland University (2014-2020) and currently serves on the Archdiocese of Baltimore's Child Abuse Review Board.

Board of Trustees

The Notre Dame Preparatory School Board of Trustees is comprised of dedicated professionals including alumnae, parents of alumnae, School Sisters of Notre Dame, and community leaders. Their commitment to the school is unparalleled, and we are grateful for their service.

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  • Notre Dame Preparatory School Board of Trustees

    NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2022-2023

    S. Jane Forni, SSND, Ed.D., Chairperson

    Karyn Danielczyk Bauer, CPA '93
    April Bell
    William C. Benassi
    James Brennan
    Mark Buedel
    Sister Jane Cayer, SSND
    Victoria B. Chou, M.S., Ph.D. '92 
    Michael Constantine
    Matthew C. Franke
    William H. Fusting
    Sister Mary Rose Gustatus, SSND
    Melissa Kelly '85
    Tracey Swam Kuhn '86
    Lisa W. Petit, M.D. '98
    John W. Schiech
    Jennifer Brune Speargas '92
    Sallie Sweeney, CISSP-ISSMP, PMP, CISM
    Roseann Velez, DNP, FNP, FAANP
    Daniel White
    J. Scott Wilfong
    Kathleen Willis
    Kathy Stanley Wilmot '77

    S. Mary Fitzgerald, SSND – SSND Liaison
    S. Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D. – Ex Officio

Leadership Team

List of 5 members.

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    Ms. Jennifer Casey 

    Academic Dean
    (410) 825-6202 x1502
  • Photo of Laurie Jones

    Ms. Laurie Jones 

    Coordinator of Special Projects
    (410) 825-6202 x1619
  • Photo of Jessica  Morrison

    Mrs.  Jessica  "Jess" Morrison 

    Upper Level Dean of Students
    (410) 825-6202 ext. 1003
  • Photo of Victor  Pellechia

    Dr. Victor  "Vic" Pellechia 

    Upper Level Director
    (410) 825-6202 ext. 1026
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    Mrs.  Jo Marie Tolj 

    Middle Level Director
    (410) 825-6202 ext. 1412

Headmistress Council

List of 6 members.

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    Mr. Robert "Bobby" Baird Sr. 

    Executive Director of Finance and Facilities
    (410) 825-6202 ext. 1006
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    Mrs. Maureen Cannon 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    (443) 921-2884
  • Photo of Cami Colarossi

    Ms. Cami Colarossi 

    Director of Communications
    (443) 921-2785
  • Photo of Laurie Jones

    Ms. Laurie Jones 

    Coordinator of Special Projects
    (410) 825-6202 x1619
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    Ms. Carol  Killebrew 

    Director of Advancement
    410-825-6202 ext. 1106
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    Ms.  Cynthia Miller 

    Director of Technology
    (410) 825-6202 ext. 1095

Notre Dame Preparatory School

An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame