Laurie A. Jones, principal of Battle Grove Elementary School in Dundalk, has been named the new principal of Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson effective July 1.
Ms. Jones, a parishioner of Ss. Philip and James in Baltimore, succeeds Clare Pitz.
Ms. Jones said she learned about the position in an advertisement in The Catholic Review and was impressed by NDP’s mission to form highly educated, well-rounded young women.
“I want to continue to oversee the strong academic program as they encounter a more global society,” said Ms. Jones.
The new principal said she is very familiar with the charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who operate NDP. Ms. Jones graduated with a degree in elementary education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore, an S.S.N.D. school.
Ms. Jones holds a master’s degree in reading education from Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore. She has also completed post-graduate certification in educational leadership at the College of Notre Dame.
Principal for five years at Battle Grove, Ms. Jones previously served as a teacher and assistant administrator in the Baltimore County school system.