Saint Xavier High School is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Sample has been named interim principal for the 2020-2021 academic year. Amy will serve as the 22nd principal in the school’s 156-year history, and be the first-ever female leader.
Francisco Espinosa, Jr. announced his resignation in March after eight years as principal. Amy will begin her new role on July 1, 2020.
“In speaking with faculty and administrators, it became clear to me that Amy has the confidence, skill set, and experience to serve as our academic leader next year,” said Paul Colistra. “Next year is a very important one for our school for many reasons, and the President-Principal relationship must be in sync, so I feel reassured that Amy equally understands the gravity of this moment when accepting this role.”
Amy was hired in 1999 as an English teacher for Mercy Academy. During her 19-year tenure with the school, she served as Assistant Principal for four years and as Principal from 2012-2018. St. X hired Amy in the summer of 2018 as part of the English faculty, and she most recently served as Assistant Principal for Studies for the 2019-2020 school year.
“It is truly an honor to serve the faculty, staff, and students of Saint Xavier in the role of interim principal as we continue the work the Xaverian Brothers started 156 years ago,” said Amy. “This community is alive with dynamic educators who foster a love and excitement for innovative learning, and guided by the charism of our faith, our Band of Brothers will continue to be leaders in a world that needs them now more than ever.”
Amy holds a bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University, a master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast, and an educational specialist degree from the University of Louisville.