Following a national search and upon recommendation from a search committee consisting of board members, area priests, selected stakeholders and faculty, Peoria Notre Dame, with the approval of Bishop Lou Tylka, is excited to announce Jacqueline Kelly as its new principal.
Mrs. Kelly has worked at Peoria Notre Dame for 10 years as an English teacher and most recently as Director of Academic Instruction, leading professional development sessions, mentoring new teachers, and serving as an instructional coach for faculty members. Mrs. Kelly holds bachelor’s degrees from Bradley University and a Master’s degree from Ohio University. As principal, Mrs. Kelly will oversee curriculum, instruction, and athletics; supervise department heads; evaluate instructional staff; develop professional development plans; and work with campus ministry to offer faith programming for faculty and students. Mrs. Kelly, her husband, and their four children are members of St. Philomena Parish.
The Office of Catholic Schools and Peoria Notre Dame wish to express gratitude to Dr. Susie Cicciarelli for filling the role of interim principal for the 2022-23 school year. Dr. Cicciarelli will remain part of the administrative team at PND.