Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Welcomes New President Marlena Conroy

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA), is delighted to extend a warm welcome to Marlena Conroy, FSHA’s new President. The Academy is thrilled to have her join their community and looks forward to embarking on this exciting journey together. Her leadership and vision are greatly anticipated, and the Academy is confident that her contributions will enrich their institution in numerous ways. Welcome, Marlena! The entire community is happy she is here and looks forward to the journey ahead!

“I am humbled by the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of incredible Dominican Sisters to serve the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. As a Catholic educator for 23 years, my life’s mission is to provide young women with a well-rounded education that empowers them to be a force for good in the world” – Marlena Conroy

Marlena Conroy has been appointed as the new president of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, effective July 1, 2024. She succeeds Sister Carolyn McCormack, O.P., and is notable for being the first lay leader in the school’s 93-year history. Conroy brings extensive experience in Catholic education, having previously served as principal at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. Her career also includes roles at Notre Dame Academy and Academy of Our Lady of Peace, showcasing her commitment to the education of young women.

Conroy, a first-generation American with a diverse background, holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University and a master’s in Educational Leadership from National University. Her selection followed a national search process, and she was praised for her engaging leadership style and vision for the future of all-girls education.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 440 Saint Katherine Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, (626) 685-8300 or visit www.fsha.org.






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