Leadership

Gretchen Z. Kane - President

Gretchen Kane is a highly accomplished educator and administrator who joined Ursuline Academy of Dallas as President in the summer of 2012. From 2004 to 2012, she served as President of Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, founded in 1727 and the oldest continuously operating school for young women in the U.S. There she led the rebuilding of the school against overwhelming circumstances following the catastrophic damage of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

Gretchen Kane’s career also includes positions as Associate Vice President of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association in Washington, D.C. (2001-2004) and Academic Assistant Principal of Jesuit High School in New Orleans (1993-2001). She has extensive teaching experience in mathematics at both the secondary school and college levels.

A Louisiana native, she is a graduate of the University of New Orleans where she earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics.

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Andrea Shurley, Ed.D. - Principal

Dr. Andrea Shurley, Principal of Ursuline Academy, joined Ursuline in 2014 following 11 years of teaching and administrative experience with the Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, California. She most recently served as Head of School, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School.

Dr. Shurley received her B.A. in English at The University of Texas at Austin, earned her M.A. in English at Texas State University - San Marcos, and her Doctorate of Education in Catholic Educational Leadership at University of San Francisco.

Prior to her work in education, she had a five-year career in the technology field, first in Austin and then Silicon Valley. She is a graduate of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, an all-girls Catholic school in Houston.


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Campus Administrators

Gretchen Kane

President
President's Office, Campus Administration

Andrea Shurley

Principal
Principal's Office, Campus Administration, School Administration

Susan Bauer

Director of Research and Educational Innovation
Innovation, Campus Administration, Online Courses

Sr. Lois Castillon O.S.U.

Director of Mission & Heritage
Campus Ministry, Mission and Heritage, St Ursula Hall, Campus Administration

James Koehler CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Finance Office, Campus Administration

Catherine Maurer

Chief Development Officer
Advancement, Campus Administration

Valerie Oates

Director of Communications
Communications, Campus Administration

Anne Robertson

Director of Technology
Technology, Campus Administration, School Administration

School Administrators

Andrea Shurley

Principal
Principal's Office, Campus Administration, School Administration

Kayla Brown

Dean of Students
Dean of Students Office, School Administration

Rebekah Gilbert

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Admissions' Office, School Administration

Cecilia Nipp

Director of Global Relations and Cultural Exchange
Global Relationships, School Administration

Susan Noonan

Athletic Director
Athletics

Anne Robertson

Director of Technology
Technology, Campus Administration, School Administration

Elizabeth Smith

Dean of Academics
Academic Dean's Office, School Administration