Nardin Academy is pleased to announce Adrienne Forgette as the new Nardin Academy High School Principal effective July 1, 2017.
Forgette's experience spans fourteen years and five schools, most notably serving as the Academic Dean for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth; ushering in significant progress at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia as Media Arts Director and College Counselor; and holding extensive experience as a classroom teacher.
"Adrienne's work will amplify the individual strengths of our students and faculty at an important time in Nardin's history," said Nardin Academy President Marsha Joy Sullivan. "With Adrienne at the helm, as we move beyond New York State Regents testing, I am filled with excitement and anticipation for the future of our high school as we contribute to our strategic growth and insure our position of strength in the future of independent schools."
Forgette's perspective of education has been informed as a participant of Harvard's Future of Learning Institute working with colleagues from around the world to learn about emerging trends in global and digital learning. During an extensive national search, her passion, dynamic personality, focus on the individual student, and commitment to education stood out among potential candidates.
"Adrienne has all the qualities we are looking for in a Nardin principal - she is personable, energetic, works collaboratively and is open to new experiences. With two daughters of her own, she is committed to girls' education and girls' leadership," said Senior Vice President for Academics Rebecca Reeder. "In addition to these qualities, her variety of professional experiences has provided her the depth of skills necessary to make a difference in the Nardin community."
Forgette has been a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, a recipient of the Carla and Leonard Wood Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, and a Holland and Knight Holocaust Remembrance Teaching Fellow. She is a recent recipient of a national award from the Journalism Education Association. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park where she graduated summa cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Educational Studies from Colgate University where she graduated magna cum laude.
"As a Nardin parent and in my role as Director of Admissions, I understand the importance of an effective leader who believes wholeheartedly in the empowerment of girls and who is a collaborative team player across the Academy," said Danielle Dodman, Director of Admissions. "I believe that Adrienne will be a strong asset to our Nardin family."
As a former Western New Yorker and a graduate of Clarence High School, Adrienne will be relocating with her family to the Buffalo area this summer.
"I wholeheartedly believe in dedicating my life to the empowerment of girls and will work tirelessly to make Nardin a model for Catholic education," said Adrienne Forgette.
Join us in welcoming Mrs. Forgette to the Nardin family!