School of the Holy Child names Hambleton head of school

The School of the Holy Child’s Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Greenwich resident William C. Hambleton as its next head of school, effective July 1.

Dr. Hambleton will be the 20th head of school since Holy Child’s 1904 founding as St. Walburga’s Academy in New York City, and the eighth Head since relocating to its current Westchester campus in 1957.

“Throughout the interview process, Dr. Hambleton impressed our community with his academic credentials and impressive experience, enthusiasm and passion for Catholic, independent and single-sex education,” Chairman of the Board Alfred F. Kelly Jr. said. “He is a proven leader whose educational vision resonates deeply with our mission and school community.”

Currently the President of La Salle Academy, a private all-boys Catholic high school in New York City, Dr. Hambleton was praised for “deep roots in education.” Previously he was principal of the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City and, before that, principal of St. Dunstan School in Millbrae, Calif.

From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Hambleton served as the director of campus ministry at Saint Mary’s College, Rome campus.

“School of the Holy Child rivals any independent or Catholic school I know in its depth of programs and quality of opportunities for young women,” Dr. Hambleton said in his first letter to the Holy Child Community.

“I am profoundly grateful to current Head of School Ann Sullivan for her leadership over the last fourteen years. Her incredible work has paved the way for a smooth transition, and I hope that my work will honor her legacy,” he added.

Dr. Hambleton is a graduate of The Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, and his Educational Doctorate is from the University of San Francisco.

He has also studied at The Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where he earned a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology.

Dr. Hambleton is a former member of Greenwich’s Representative Town Meeting and a member of St. Michael The Archangel Parish.

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