Ken Jennings, Principal
Ken Jennings came to SJND in the 2016-17 school year with nearly fifteen years of leadership experience in Catholic secondary schools. He is a charismatic and strategic leader who has advanced the many institutions served under his direction.
Ken is a lifelong student and teacher in Catholic schools. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Fordham University, a Masters of Divinity from Seton Hall University, and a Masters in Educational Administration from Caldwell University. He most recently served as the principal of De Paul Catholic High School, where he led the academics, student life and campus ministry programs. Prior to De Paul, Jennings was the principal of Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, N.J. from 2004 to 2014. There he coordinated two successful re-accreditation visits, working diligently to raise the school’s test scores during a five-year process. He is passionate about being involved in the classroom and has taught College Preparatory English, AP Literature and Composition, and AP Psychology.
Ken says: "I could not find a more welcoming and outstanding Catholic college preparatory high school, and I am both blessed and honored to serve as the principal of Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School. SJND is a very hospitable community, and I am looking forward to working with the entire Pilot community."
2018-19 Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School oversees the financial management of SJND, and it works to support the planning, policies and activities of the school in a way that enables SJND to continue to foster academic excellence and fulfill its role as a premier college preparatory school. The Board of Trustees are leaders, and its members set a clear example of support for the school's students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni:
Richard Soublet '65, Chair
Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Kaiser Permanente IT
Richard Davis, Vice Chair
Father George Alengadan, ex officio
Pastor, Saint Joseph Basilica Parish
Founder, Choice Lunch
Teresa Courville, ex officio
Nurse, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Alicia Dlugosh '95 Trost
Communications Dept. Manager, BART
Retired Principal, Bay Farm School
André Hill '72
Senior Counsel, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum LLP
Ken Jennings, ex officio
Patrick Larsen '02
Associate Attorney at Watson & Machado LLP
Professor, Holy Names University
Portfolio Manager, Jackson Square Partners