On January 4, 2017, via letters from President Ellen Bartel and Board of Directors Chair Ray O’Connor, DSHA announced that President Ellen Bartel will be leaving her role in June of 2018, and the search for a new president is underway. Ellen has honorably served the DSHA community for nearly two decades, and will hand over the school in excellent standing for transition. 

“I have been fortunate to be the President of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School for 19 years. The opportunity entrusted to me by the Sisters of the Divine Savior has  given me the opportunity to fulfill every professional and personal aspiration I could ever imagine. I have worked with the finest faculty and staff a school could hope for and been guided and supported by a committed board and many wonderful volunteers. Blessed with the support and involvement of my husband, Michael, our family built a deep commitment to DSHA and we thrived in the embrace of this community. Together, we have had the chance to help a generation of young girls grow into the women God intended them to be. We have accomplished so much together. So it is with a happy heart, deep gratitude and a sense of satisfaction that I tell you that I will be leaving my role as President of DSHA in June of 2018… From this position of strength and justifiable pride, it is time for me to pass this wonderful role to someone else.”
President Ellen Bartel


A search committee has been working alongside of consulting firm, Carney Sandoe & Associates to identify and screen candidates, actively participating in the interview process. Please see the links below for communications on the search to date, along with the full president position profile.

Search Status Update, 4/24/17
Dr. Joe Kerschner, MD; Dean and Executive Vice President at the Medical College of Wisconsin

DSHA Board of Directors, President Search Committee Chair

Search Committee Letter, 2/20/17
Dr. Joe Kerschner, MD; Dean and Executive Vice President at the Medical College of Wisconsin
DSHA Board of Directors, President Search Committee Chair

Announcement Letter, 1/4/17
President Ellen Bartel

Announcement Letter, 1/4/17
Ray O’Connor
Chair, DSHA Board of Directors

DSHA President Position Profile

Search Committee Roster

DSHA President Search Committee

Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner, MD   
(Search Committee Chair)
Dean and Executive Vice President, Medical College of Wisconsin
DSHA: Board of Directors (member); past parent
S. Grace Mary Croft, SDS Sisters of the Divine Savior, Sponsorship Coordinator
DSHA: Board of Directors (member); Alumna, DS '56
John Herbers Partner at Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, SC
DSHA: Board of Directors (vice-chair); current parent
Rachel Idso Vice President, Robert Half
DSHA: Alumnae Association Board (member); Alumna, DSHA '02
Vincent Lyles CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
DSHA: Current Parent
Mary Prescott President, Prescott Medical Communications Group
DSHA: Board Development Committee, Alumna, DSHA '76
Moe Tarantino DSHA: Parent Association Vice President, Current Parent
Kate Tarpey DSHA: Accounting Manager
Chris Weiss DSHA: Social Studies Department Chair;
Alumna, DS '70, past parent
Jim Wilkinson DSHA: World Languages Department Chair;
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, past parent


DSHA President Search Consultants

Bob Regan                       
Carney Sandoe & Associates
cell: (774) 251-0080 |
Dawn Nichols Carney Sandoe & Associates

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