Dr. William Hambleton, Ed.D.

Department Chair
Religious Studies Teacher
Since 2022

Catholic education attends to the whole person; challenging the student’s perspective, affirming the student’s worth, stirring the student’s intellect, awakening the student’s conscience, and engaging the student’s spiritual life.
Bill currently serves as chair and faculty member in the religious studies department at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Before joining FSHA, he served as president of Bishop Alemany High School, an archdiocesan high school in Los Angeles. He has worked in various Catholic schools throughout the country, both as a teacher and as an administrator. He has served as a leader both in an all-boys school as well as two all-girls schools. He began his leadership at the Madeleine Choir School before moving to La Salle Academy in New York. He then served as head at School of the Holy Child in New York and then Lacordaire in New Jersey before moving to California to become president of Bishop Alemany. Working at Flintridge Sacred Heart, he appreciates what the school offers young women and believes he has the experience to serve as the next president.
Given Bill’s experience of being the male head of two all-girls schools (Holy Child Rye and Lacordaire where the upper school is all-girls) he believes he understands how to be an effective leader of an all-girls institution. Also, he was the first lay president at LaSalle Academy and learned how best to manage this shift. His career and work have always been grounded in mission. He fully embraces the values and ethos of the Dominican Sisters and, as the first lay leader of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, would want everyone to know that he can articulate and be passionate about what a school’s Catholic Dominican values and traditions represent.
Bill appreciates the president/principal model and the role of the president. He has been very involved in institutional advancement in his prior leadership experiences. Bill’s approach to external relations is to look at who your supporters are, why the school is critical to them, and why they value their school’s education. He notes that it is critical for a president to be very present to the school community as well.



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