Connelly Contact Winter 2020


HOS 2019 Award Recipients

The 2019 Head of School Award Recipients On October 17, 2019, Holy Child recognized three extraordinary leaders in the Holy Child community at our annual Head of School Recognition Dinner. Congratulations to Wooly Devine ’79 and Connie Coakley Caulfield ’82 along with her husband, Pat Caulfield, for receiving this year’s Ignatia and Mother Mary Xavier…

The Turf Field: A Reflection of Resiliency and Community

Return to News Page The Turf Field: A Reflection of Resiliency of the Field and What it Means to be a Community I remember the first time I saw the field at Holy Child. I was in 4th grade, arriving late to my first game of a lacrosse tournament. As my mom pulled into the…

Staff Spotlight: Javier Guzman

“Ever since I was born, Holy Child has felt like home to me — it’s how my dad has always treated it. He cares for the facilities and the community like it’s his own, and it’s given us so much in return.” – Michelle Guzman ’08, Javier’s daughter “Javier is a true representative of Holy…

Academic Spotlight: Academic Support

“I hope the Academic Support Program and Holy Child as a whole can continue to support the development of resilience and confidence in young women.” – Nicki Iadarola Return to News Page Academic Spotlight: Nicki Iadarola ’05 and Holy Child’s Academic Support Program   “Difficulties exist only to be overcome.” – Cornelia Connelly When creating…

MOAS Reflections

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Two Holy Child Teachers Receive Archdiocese of Washington Teacher of the Year Awards

Two Holy Child Teachers Receive Archdiocese of Washington Teacher of the Year Awards   Congratulations to Holy Child teachers Elsbeth Fager and Alex Barr for receiving Veteran Teacher of the Year (Ms. Fager) and Novice Teacher of the Year Award (Mr. Barr). See below for written reflections by Head of School, Dr. Gomez. “Elsbeth Fager…

Mary Poppins Jr Offers Cross-Curricular Learning Opportunities

Mary Poppins Jr. Offers Cross-Curricular Learning Opportunities for Middle School Students WJLA Reports: “The steps and movements rehearsed for an upcoming performance of Mary Poppins are showing up in unusual places like math class. “It helped me with the beats when I was stuck with ‘Step in Time’ in my head and it helped me…

Alumnae Spotlight: Sarah Novak Nesbitt ’00

Alumnae Spotlight: Sarah Novak Nesbitt, Class of 2000 Service work has always been a part of Sarah Novak Nesbitt’s life and ultimately led her to co-founding a law firm, the Family Legal Advocacy Group. Her dedication to volunteerism started at Holy Child in 8th grade, continued with her through graduation from the University of Notre…

Alumnae Spotlight: Giselle Cruz Colavita

Alumnae Spotlight: Giselle Cruz Colavita, Charles Schwab Financial Consultant Imagine a client approaches you and tells you that they can now retire earlier than expected, or they can comfortably put their child through college because of your guidance. Giselle Cruz Colavita, class of 1996, says those moments with clients are the most rewarding of her…


Dani Perraut DeWitt
Chief Advancement Officer
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Suzi Montes de Oca
Director of Development
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Sara Jamison
Annual Giving Manager
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Claire Drummond
Parent Relations
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