Academy of the Holy Names Board of Trustees Names Co-Chairs

Dr. Martin Kilbridge, President of Academy of the Holy Names, announced today the Board of Trustees has named new co-chairs of the Board – both Holy Names alumnae — Lissa McNaughton ’77 P ’22 and Maryann McCarthy ’88 P ’19. Both trustees have been life-long residents of the Capital Region and board members since 2017. The co-chairs will begin their service in July. They will succeed Chris Edwards P ’14 who has served as chair since 2019.

All the Right Moves: Claire Jacob-Zysman Joins AHN as Counselor, Dance Instructor

Claire Jacob-Zysman is a new addition to Academy of the Holy Names, and she arrives as a dual-threat: she’s AHN’s new School Counselor, and beginning in the fall, she’ll be teaching dance. 

“I have been dancing since I was seven years old. I studied dance in college and moved on to dance professionally after college. During that time, I fell in love with teaching dance and spreading the joy, creativity, and discipline of dance to students. My dance teaching philosophy is that everyone is a dancer, and that dance can be used as a tool to build self-confidence, create connections, and be an outlet for self-expression. I use dance to empower the students to feel confident in their moving bodies and to express their emotions through the art of dance.”