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Kate O’Brien

Mrs. Kate O’Brien became Principal of Holy Family Catholic Academy in July, 2013 after a nation-wide search. Kate spent most of her career at The Frances Xavier Warde School in Chicago, a premier Catholic elementary school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. Most recently, she served as Principal, Old St. Pat’s Campus. Kate taught in the Academy’s first two-round kindergarten in 2008-2009. She was therefore uniquely familiar with many teachers and staff members and was well aware of HFCA’s reputation as a leader in 21st century education in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Her academic credentials include:
  • Loyola University, M.Ed. Instructional Leadership
  • National-Louis University, M.Ed. Language and Literacy
  • University of Dayton, B.S Elementary Education
Kate serves on the Office of Catholic Schools' Curriculum Committee. Read "HFCA Principal Recognized for Excellence"
and learn more about Kate's commitment to rigor, continuous improvement, and emphasis on 21st century instructional practices.