The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose have announced the appointment of Rebecca Bostic as our first lay Catholic Principal of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy beginning in the 2023-24 academic school year. “I still remember the warmth and welcome I felt when I first visited the Hill. I knew immediately that this was a very special place. I am humbled, grateful and exceptionally excited to accept the role of principal at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. I am honored to lead not only some of the most incredible young women in the world, but also some of the most innovative and dedicated teachers in the profession. My hope is to work with all of this talented energy to lead the school into a bright future, staying true to our Dominican Catholic mission to develop young women of faith, integrity and truth,” Bostic said in a statement. Bostic distinguished herself throughout the school’s comprehensive search process as the ideal leader to guide the school. Most recently having served as the assistant principal of Student Affairs, we have experienced Bostic’s commitment to uphold the Dominican values of faith, integrity and truth and have every confidence she will continue to lead our community with that commitment in her new role. Her impressive teaching and leadership credentials include a bachelor’s in English from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in English Literature from Arizona State University. She is currently completing a master’s in educational leadership from the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to her arrival at Flintridge Sacred Heart, Bostic was the Director of Spiritual Life at Marymount High School. Teaching assignments at Xavier College Prep and Washington High School in Phoenix AZ preceded her work at Marymount. “The Sisters have laid an incredibly strong foundation and charted a visionary course; it would be my honor to step into the path of their work and become part of the much larger narrative that is the work of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose,” Bostic said. “This historic appointment highlights the Dominican Sisters’ commitment to a truly Catholic, Dominican future for Flintridge Sacred Heart. Our shared Dominican values and our faithfulness to VERITAS remains unwavering among us, administration, faculty, and staff, as we commit daily to live from inclusive love and reconciling restorative practices,” Sister Carolyn McCormack, president of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, said in a statement.