New York, N.Y., September 1, 2022 – La Salle Academy is thrilled to welcome Ms. Nicole Freeman as the school’s new Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs. Ms. Freeman joins La Salle with nearly two decades of experience as teacher and school administrator. Most recently, she served as the Dean of Students at another high school in the Lasallian network, Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, located in Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Freeman possesses a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Scranton and a Bachelors degree in History and Psychology from Trinity College of Vermont. She joins La Salle’s administrative team, which consists of President Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC, Principal Ms. Kerry Conroy, and Assistant Principal for Student Services Mr. Jerome Pannell. Ms. Freeman succeeds Mr. Matthew Stark, as Mr. Stark will bring his talents to St. Elizabeth’s School in Washington Heights, NY, to serve as their new Principal.

“With all transition comes new opportunity. La Salle is excited to welcome Nicole Freeman as the next Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs. Ms. Freeman’s previous experience as a Lasallian school leader provides her with an innate understanding of the mission of La Salle Academy. She has hit the ground running and is already bringing new ideas to life in her role. I very much look forward to working with her as she joins Jerome Pannell, Brother Thomas, and me on the administrative team to serve the young men who attend La Salle Academy,” shared Ms. Kerry Conroy, Principal of La Salle. “It has been a great privilege to work with Matt Stark over the past seven years. He brings an amazing energy and perspective to his work as a Catholic school administrator and has made a significant impact on our faculty and students. We wish him great success in his new endeavor as Principal of St. Elizabeth’s.”

La Salle Academy is a college-preparatory Catholic high school that serves a culturally diverse group of students from all five boroughs. La Salle celebrates a spirit of brotherhood grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers. For more information about La Salle Academy, contact Ms. Daria Coney at 212-475-8940 ext. 301 or [email protected], or visit