Notre Dame Schools Board of Directors

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Notre Dame Schools! The 2017-2018 school year promises to provide our students with an exemplary Catholic education rooted in the educational vision and principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

This year the NDS Board of Directors welcomes Dr. Michael Bates as the new President of Notre Dame Schools. Dr. Bates and his family successfully navigated a move across the country from California. They look forward to life in Northeast Ohio and embrace our thriving community and campus! Please join me in welcoming the Dr. Bates to the NDS family.

Last year, we began to implement Strategic Plan 2016-2019, Better Together and significant accomplishments were made under Sr. Jacquelyn Gusdane’s oversight during her last year in office as President of NDS.  I am pleased to share that the schools exceeded the $1 million goal set in the Endowment Campaign and thus achieved a major goal of the Strategic Plan.  On behalf of the Board, I am grateful to everyone who generously contributed to this campaign which is so critical in providing scholarships and need-based assistance for our students.

I am certain that both NDES and NDCL will continue to thrive as a result of the dedication, generous service and commitment of the NDS community to Catholic education and the mission we share. I am honored to be a part of this effort and I know that you are as well.

Best Wishes for the coming year,


Lynne M. Ernes ‘74
Chair, Board of Directors
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