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Holy Trinity School Announces New Principal

May 17, 2018

Holy Trinity School Announces Hiring of
Dr. Francine Young as New Principal

(MANCHESTER, NH) David A. Thibault, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Manchester, announced today the hiring of Dr. Francine Young as the new Principal of Holy Trinity School in Laconia. She will replace Mary Jane Cooney, who has served as principal since 2014. Dr. Young will begin her new position on July 1.

“Dr. Young has been an educator for 23 years, with 16 years of teaching experience in a Catholic school, and earned her Doctorate of Education in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix,” noted Mr. Thibault. “But beyond her academic qualifications and many years of experience, it is her witness of faith that clearly indicates to me that Dr. Young possesses the skills necessary to be the next academic, spiritual, and visionary leader for Holy Trinity. I look forward to working with her as the school continues towards a bright future.”

Dr. Young said, “I espouse a dedication to fulfilling Christ’s directive, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.’ (Matt. 19:14). A Catholic school exists not solely as an environment for providing religious instruction; but extends beyond to an educational philosophy, designed to meet the needs of the students through our shared faith in Jesus. I look forward to joining the Catholic academic community of Holy Trinity, one that will afford me the benefit of living my faith, which has always been the foundation for my interactions with students, parents, families, and my coworkers.”

Dr. Young most recently served as curriculum coordinator and acting Assistant Principal in a public school in Acton, Maine, where she worked closely with the Principal and Superintendent on school budgets, hiring and evaluating teachers, submitting reports, and participating in school board meetings and parent teacher meetings. Earlier in her career she provided professional development on project-based learning and the use of data for effective planning and classroom management. She also has experience in applying for federal grants to acquire needed funds for vital academic programs.

Dr. Young and her husband are communicants of Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish in Fryeburg, Maine, where she serves on the parish Hospitality Committee. In addition to their four rescue dogs and two rescue cats they have two adult children, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first grandchild late this summer.

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Holy Trinity School prides itself on a challenging instructional program that supports the growth and development of the whole child. From Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, students are presented a traditional curriculum of core subjects – Language Arts, Math, Science, Religion, and Social Studies – while integrating the special subject areas of Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Robotics, Coding, & Aerospace. For more information, please visit www.holytrinitynh.com.

The Diocese of Manchester is the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, serving the needs of 255,000 Catholics. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/overview.