Dear Parents, Staff, Alumni, and SFDS Community, 

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal/CEO of Saint Francis de Sales High School. As an alumna, I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school that has given me so much.  Laura Marney said, “No matter who you are or where you are, instinct tells you to go home.” And I am so happy I am home.

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I am convinced that we are in one of the most exciting times in education. We are facing many challenges, yet we have some of the best opportunities to engage learners, the community, and each other to continue to shape what teaching and learning can look like at SFDS. 

I know I want us to be great. What does greatness mean? Greatness is neither a destination, nor a moment in time, but it is a journey towards a consistent pattern of behavior that results in constant progress and achievement. This road will inevitably be difficult and we will face challenges but what I can promise is that we will also experience moments of growth and joy. 

To our students, I cannot wait to meet each of you! I hope that you are excited for this coming school year. While the unique circumstances of 2020 will require us to adapt, as needed, to ensure the safety and health of our staff and students, I know we will work together and have an amazing 2020-2021 school year. 

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I wholeheartedly welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Know that my primary focus is always on the growth and success of our students. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.

This is where change begins. 


Roni-Nicole Facen 

Principal/CEO Saint Francis de Sales High School