After a nine month search, we are delighted to introduce Darcie Girmus as our new Principal for the upcoming school year 2019.
Darcie comes to Holy Family with over 32 years of experience as an educator: 16 years in Catholic education and 6 years as Principal. She has a Masters of Arts in Catholic School Leadership and a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. For the past 6 years, Darcie has served as the Principal of St. Mark Catholic School in Vienna, Virginia, where she also worked as Assistant Principal and Teacher. Darcie’s development of a program of academic excellence at St. Mark’s and her passion for serving children and working with teachers and parents makes her a perfect fit for our community. Her commitment to strong leadership, quality instruction and devotion to her faith will serve her well here at Holy Family School.
Our job to find a new principal began in May 2018. We launched the process with a series of stakeholder meetings with faculty, parents and Holy Family staff to identify the priorities for the new principal. The qualities that were continually requested were that the individual be an educational leader, a spiritual leader and an effective communicator with the entire community. Working collaboratively with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Search Committee reviewed over 30 resumes, participated in over 70 interview hours by phone and in person with a dozen candidates, and hosted our finalist for a 2 ½ day on-campus visit.
We are deeply grateful to our Search Committee for their dedication and hard work, and, especially to Mimi Butler, our Chair, and Michelle Bonoan, who took on the task of conducting the preliminary phone interviews. The Search Committee members are:
Mimi Butler (Chair)
We look forward to welcoming Darcie to Holy Family in July.