June 16, 2023
Dear Friends in Christ,
As you know, our Principal Search Committee has been engaged in a search to find a new principal for our parish school. Leadership is important, and we were blessed with excellent candidates to consider. I am grateful to those who agreed to be a part of our Principal Search Committee, and have spent innumerable hours reviewing, vetting, and interviewing these candidates. We had the common goal of finding the right person to continue to build on the strong faith and academic foundation of our school, and move it to the next level.
I am pleased to announce that as a result of this very thorough process, Mrs. Haley (Ketschke) Rogers, has accepted the challenge and joy of being the next Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, the chief apostolate of our parish for handing on the Catholic faith in a rigorous academic environment, effective July 1, 2023.
Mrs. Rogers is a devout Catholic educator who began her career in teaching right here at St. Francis. Known then as Miss Ketschke, Mrs. Rogers has spent the last 4 years serving in the Diocese of Providence in Educational Administration. She served as the Vice Principal at St. Pius V under the Nashville Dominican Sisters and then most recently as the Principal at St. Augustine School. During her time in administration, Mrs. Rogers has worked to advocate for students with disabilities in Catholic Schools and to bring high quality curriculum materials to the students. She has served on many committees at the Diocesan level including the Curriculum Committee and the Social Emotional Learning Committee.
Mrs. Rogers shares she is “beyond blessed for the opportunity to come home to the school where I began my career and to serve the families in the SFX community. I know that St. Francis has worked hard to maintain its strong Catholic identity and rigorous academic programs, and I am humbled for the opportunity to continue to lead the school in their tradition of excellence alongside Fr. Ryan Healy and Mrs. Anabela Shaughnessy (Assistant Principal).”
We will plan opportunities for you all to meet Mrs. Rogers and get a chance to see why we are very confident in her leadership in communion with the clergy and staff of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Please pray for her and her family, and we look forward to welcoming Mrs Rogers as part of our spiritual home.
Once again, I want to thank the members of the Principal Search Committee for their untiring work and input on this important decision:
- Rev. Ryan Healy (Pastor, School Advisory Board Chair)
- Anabela Shaughnessy (Assistant Principal)
- Christopher Moniz (School Advisory Board Vice Chair)
- Jillian Allain
- Heath Antonio
- Helen Dandurand
- Paula Ferullo
- Erin Marcotte
- Odesia Melo
- Denise Peixoto
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Ryan J. Healy
Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church & School