Lent isn't simply about us "giving up" something. The real grace is when we recognize that Lent is a season in which God wants to give us something.
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.
Advent is a time of change, a time of preparation, and a time of new beginnings and hope.
At Ursuline Academy, we are, indeed, seeing marvelous things, and our traditions have taken center stage.
The words "thank you" cannot adequately express my gratitude for your friendship, your generosity, and your support of the Ursuline mission.
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.
The phrase "tradition and innovation" is one we use frequently at Ursuline to describe our program.
Ursuline will celebrate Global Day on Friday, January 26.
May your Thanksgiving Break be safe and filled with sweetness and plenty.
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Ursuline Academy of Dallas!