ACUSHNET – Father Ryan Healy, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Acushnet, is pleased to announce that Haley Rogers (in photo) has been appointed the new principal of St. Francis Xavier School, effective July 1, 2023.

Rogers is a devout Catholic educator who began her career in teaching at St. Francis Xavier. Known then as Miss Ketschke, she has spent the last 4 years serving in the Diocese of Providence in Educational Administration. She served as the vice principal at St. Pius V School under the Nashville Dominican Sisters and then most recently as the principal at St. Augustine School. During her time in administration, she has worked to advocate for students with disabilities in Catholic Schools and to bring high quality curriculum materials to the students. She has served on many committees at the diocesan level including the Curriculum Committee and the Social Emotional Learning Committee.

“I am thrilled that Mrs. Rogers will be joining our school as the newly appointed principal,” said Fr. Healy.

“As a graduate of Bishop Stang and Franciscan University of Steubenville, Mrs. Rogers brings with her a deep-rooted understanding of our Catholic values and a commitment to academic excellence. Her extensive experience in the field of education, combined with her unwavering faith, make her an ideal leader for our school. I am excited to work alongside Mrs. Rogers in our mission to provide a nurturing and faith-filled environment for our students. Her return to our community will undoubtedly be met with great anticipation and joy by many. Together, I am confident that we will continue to strengthen our academic program and foster a vibrant community, all grounded in our shared love for Jesus Christ.”

Rogers shared that she is “beyond blessed for the opportunity to come home to the school where I began my career and to serve the families in the SFX community. I know that St. Francis has worked hard to maintain its strong Catholic identity and rigorous academic programs, and I am humbled for the opportunity to continue to lead the school in their tradition of excellence alongside Fr. Ryan Healy and Mrs. Anabela Shaughnessy (Assistant Principal).”

Fall River Diocesan Superintendent of Schools Daniel Roy expressed his pleasure with the selection of Mrs. Rogers as principal of St. Francis Xavier School.

Families interested in learning more about St. Francis Xavier School can contact the school at (508) 995-4313 or go to

The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Bishop of Fall River