School Leadership

Administrative Team:

Paul Gessner

Paul T. Gessner

Head of School
(414) 272-8423


Alexis Carter

Alexis Carter

Director of Admissions and Enrollment
(414) 274-4709


Joel Cencius

Joel Cencius, CFRE

Director of Development and Communications
(414) 274-4710


Elizabteh Lingen

Elizabeth Lingen, '93

Assistant Head of School
(414) 274-4705


Sister Elizabeth Weber, SCSJA

Sister Elizabeth Weber, SCSJA

Director of Mission and Ministry
(414) 272-8423



In the spirit of Saint Joan Antida Thouret's passion to educate and empower young women, we prepare our students to lead and serve in a global society through a values-based Catholic education.


Saint Joan Antida High School embraces young women and empowers them to discover their God-given potential, give voice to their passion, and change the world.



The St. Joan Antida Board of Directors, with the full support of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida, unanimously voted to name Elizabeth Lingen Principal of St. Joan Antida High School (SJA) effective July 1. With this appointment the school will be returning to a President/Principal model for its key leadership roles.

Lingen has worked in Catholic higher and secondary education her entire professional career. In addition to her strong academic experience as Assistant Head of School, Lingen has also served on the school's Leadership Team as Dean of Students and Director of Admissions during her 11 year tenure at St. Joan's. Prior to her experience at SJA, Lingen

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The Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida share an important message regarding a leadership transition at St. Joan Antida High School. Questions or concerns should be directed to Joel Cencius, Director of Development and Communications at (414) 274-4710 or Please continue to visit our website for the latest in SJA news and events. .

Thank you for your continued support of St. Joan Antida High School and its students.

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