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David Flanagan named new principal of Fall River’s Holy Name School

Article originally published on heraldnews.com.

FALL RIVER – One of the city’s Catholic grade schools has a new principal.

Longtime Catholic school administrator and teacher David Flanagan was appointed to the helm of Holy Name School, a spokesman for the Catholic Schools Alliance of the Diocese of Fall River announced Thursday. Gaziantep escort bayan

Flanagan, who previously served 14 years as assistant principal of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island, replaced retired Holy Name School principal Patti Wardell, said spokesman Sandi Duxbury in a statement.

Duxbury said Flanagan, who practiced law for several years after graduating from Suffolk University Law School, taught at Mount St. Charles Academy, a junior and senior high school in Woonsocket. He also worked as an adjunct professor of history at Providence College’s School of Continuing Education.

Stephen Perla, the superintendent of schools for the Fall River Diocese who approved Flanagan’s hiring, said the new principal is well-situated to lead the school, which serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

“David’s tenure as an education administrator demonstrates very strong leadership skills,” he said. “We are blessed to add his talent to the growing group of new school leaders in the Diocese of Fall River.”

Flanagan, a Hope Valley, Rhode Island, resident who attends St. Rose of Lima parish in Warwick, said he was excited to join the team at Holy Name School and commended his predecessor.

“I am so thrilled with the opportunity to bring my secondary school experiences to this wonderful school community,” he said in the statement. “Dr. Wardell has done a tremendous job with this school and I truly look forward to leading this team to ensure we provide the best educational and spiritual experience for our students and families.”

Father Jay Maddock, pastor of Holy Name parish, sees positive changes for the school ahead under Flanagan’s leadership. Escort bayan

Flanagan’s appointment was effective July 1, according to Duxbury.

Email Amanda Burke at aburke@heraldnews.com.

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