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Dr. Susie Cicciarelli

Interim Principal

Favorite Quote: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” – John 3:30


Dr. Cicciarelli grew up in Greendale, WI and Peoria, IL; graduated from Bergan in 1983; and is entering her fourteenth year at PND. Her favorite days are the first day of school when the freshmen students are entering the first day with so many opportunities ahead of them and the last day of school when the seniors leave fully prepared for college. In Dr. Cicciarelli’s words, one of the greatest values of a Catholic education is that students learn to value and defend their faith. She has grown in recognizing the impact our faculty and staff have on guiding the development of faith among our students. Outside of school, Dr. Cicciarelli loves spending time with her family, reading, and cooking. Fun fact: She opened the preschool at St. Thomas in Peoria Heights and once hit the bullseye three times in a row when playing darts!


  • Doctorate, Instructional Technology, Duquesne University
  • Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, Bradley University
  • Master of Arts, Administration, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications and English, University of Iowa

About Dr. Susie Cicciarelli

  • Started Employment at PND in 2003
  • Bergan High School Class of 1983