AHA Announces New President

January 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, NJ, announced today that Melinda Hanlon will be the Academy’s next president. Mrs. Hanlon began her career in the Glen Rock, NJ public schools system as a Speech and Language Pathologist and a member of the Child Study Team.  She has dedicated the past 20 years to Catholic education serving as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in Catholic schools. She is currently the principal of Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield, NJ.   

Mrs. Hanlon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology from East Stroudsburg University and a Masters of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Montclair State University. She holds a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from the Catholic School Leadership Program of Seton Hall University where she is a candidate for a Doctor of Education degree.  She is an alumna of Mount Saint Mary Academy, an all girls private Catholic high school located in Watchung, NJ, where she has been active in the Alumnae Association and has served on their Development Cabinet.  S. Sharon Slear, SSND, Ph.D., President of the Holy Angels Board of Trustees expressed her enthusiasm for the Board’s selection, “Melinda is committed to Catholic education and academic excellence.  She will move AHA into the future.”

The Academy of the Holy Angels, founded in 1879, is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school dedicated to the education of young women in the tradition of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The Academy is part of the global network of SSND sponsored schools in the United States and throughout the world. Holy Angels is a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and was chosen by The Corporation for National Service as a National Service Learning Leader School. 

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