The search is over for Notre Dame High School's new Executive Principal.

After 44 years of service to the diocese, current principal Sister Anna Mae Collins will be retiring at the end of June. Taking her place is Ronald Spadafora Jr. The change will be effective July 1st, 2017.

Spadafora is currently serving as interim principal at Stockbridge Valley and previously served the Oneida City School district for 16 years. He retired from that district as their Superintendent.

Following the extensive search the choice was unanimous by the Principal Search Team. Spadafora is eager to begin his new endeavor. He says, "[I am] extremely excited to become a part of the Notre Dame community. My initial meetings with board members, staff, students and parents were very warm and welcoming.  I am looking forward to starting soon and am welcoming the opportunity to be the executive principal of Notre Dame Schools."

Spadafora Jr. was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award – Superintendent from Oneida-Madison-Herkimer School Boards Institute last year. James Joseph is the chair of the Board of Trustees for Notre Dame High School. He says, "Mr. Spadafora brings tremendous experience in education and administration to Notre Dame, we are excited to have someone of Ron's caliber to lead Notre Dame into the next phase of growth."

Ronald Spadafora Jr. has well-over 30 years experience in the education field.