Ursuline Academy has named Andrea Shurley as its next principal, effective July 1. Shurley has 11 years of teaching and administrative experience with the Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, most recently serving as head of Convent of the Sacred Heart High School. Her hiring is the culmination of an eight-month national search that began after Elizabeth Bourgeois announced her plans to retire in June.
“I am delighted to be joining Ursuline, and humbled to have been selected as principal of an institution with such a depth of history and tradition,” Shurley said. “The warmth and hospitality I have experienced while getting to know the academy is unparalleled and speaks to the school’s commitment to its mission.
“I look forward to serving with the excellent faculty and leadership team, engaging with the dynamic alumnae and enthusiastic parents, and immersing myself in the Ursuline charism,” she continued. “Most of all, I am excited beyond words to work with the articulate, thoughtful, joyful young women who attend this excellent school!”