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Embarking on a Strategic Plan for Our Future

Planning for the future of Holy Child School at Rosemont is an essential task that we must undertake as a greater Holy Child community to ensure that we are “meeting the wants of the age,” as our foundress Cornelia Connelly urged.

We are excited to share that beginning in May 2024, we will embark on a community-wide strategic visioning and planning process that will propel, challenge, and ground our school as we plan for a thriving future. 

We want to hear from you
Our goal is to involve current and former students and families, as well as all members of our faculty and staff and Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, in our visioning process. Through the fall of 2024, we will be inviting and counting on input from our entire community to inform, support, and strengthen the visioning process through forums, focus groups, and surveys. Outside of these conversations, we welcome your ideas or questions at

Working in partnership to build our vision for the future
We recognize the value of leadership and collaboration in this process from start to finish.
Please scroll down to learn about our Core Working Group, Steering Committee, and Concentrics, our strategic planning facilitator and consultant.


Partnering with Concentrics

The Board of Trustees chose to partner with an experienced strategic planning facilitator, and after interviewing several consultants, they agreed that Concentrics, led by founder and lead facilitator Andy Mozenter, would be the best match for our school. Concentrics has over 25 years of experience in facilitating strategic planning processes with independent schools. Concentrics will guide our process in an intentional way, gather information with and for us, and most importantly, provide the organizational support that will allow us to be inclusive and think boldly as we plan for Holy Child School in Rosemont's future.

Holy Child School at Rosemont's Core Working Group

Composed of administrative and Board leadership, the Core Working Group is tasked with the overall governance of this process.

Tara Hayden Buchakjian ’97 P’26’27’29 — Alumna, Trustee, and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee

Sean Bergin P’23’25’27 — Trustee and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee

Judi Taylor P’14’16 — Chair of Board of Trustees

Kane Brenan P’16’18’23’25 Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Brian McBride — Head of School

Megan Patzuk — Director of Finance and Operations

Kelsey Poholsky — Director of Communications and Marketing

Mollie Miller '99 P'29'30'33 — Interim Director of Middle School, Middle School Faculty, and Learning Specialist

Jackie Murphy — Lower School Faculty(Grade 2)

Holy Child School at Rosemont's Steering Committee

This committee will be a larger group representing a microcosm of our community: current families, students, faculty and staff, alumni, Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, and trustees. As an advisory group, the Steering Committee will assist with data analysis, priority shaping, and engagement of their constituent groups.

Preliminary Timetable

This timeline provides a framework for the search process and may be adjusted by our consultants if necessary.

Month Milestone
April 2024 Announcement of Strategic Planning Process
May 2024 Community Forums involving Current Families, Alumni, Faculty and Staff, and the Board of Trustees, facilitated by Concentrics
June - September 2024 Soliciting community feedback through interviews and focus groups
September - October 2024 Soliciting community feedback through stakeholder surveys
October 2024 - February 2025 Developing the strategic framework
March 2025 Sharing the strategic plan with the greater Holy Child Community



Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our strategic planning process.

The Archives: Letters from the Core Working Group & Board of Trustees