Principal Mr. Patrick Browne began his journey at NDA on January 2, and we excited to welcome him into our family. If you see Mr. Browne and his wife Victoria (pictured below), please be sure to say hello.
"As principal, Patrick will bring a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience in curriculum, enrollment growth, and employee development," said Kevin J. Shaw, president of Notre Dame Academy. "We are excited to welcome Patrick to the NDA community!"
Most recently, Browne was principal at Our Lady of Humility School in Beach Park, Illinois. He also has experience as assistant principal, board of education member, and teacher. As principal, he increased the school's enrollment by 22% and presented multiple professional development programs with teachers and parents.
"Catholic schools must be relevant and appeal to each individual as an integral member of the community," Browne said. "I have had the opportunity to develop a deeply spiritual approach to education that is best reflected in the words of Mother Theresa, 'We can do no great things, only small things with love.'"
Browne earned his Bachelor's Degree from St. Norbert College and his M.A.Ed from John Carroll University. He and Victoria look forward to returning to the Greater Green Bay Area. Outside of school, he enjoys running marathons, volunteering at homeless shelters, coaching, and gardening.