Fadia Desmond
Assistant Principal for Instruction and Student Life


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Fadia attended Marymount High School before completing her undergraduate studies at UCLA.  While working on her Master’s degree at Stanford, Fadia entered the classroom as a Language Arts teacher and moved into a teaching position at Rocklin High School.  Fadia took time away from the classroom to pursue a Ph.D. in education and conducted research in the area of higher education, with a special focus on pathways to success for educationally and economically disadvantaged students.  During her time in graduate school, Fadia worked as a pre-med advisor for the UC Davis School of Medicine.  After completing her graduate studies, Fadia taught and mentored graduate students in the field of Education, but had a desire to return to secondary education.  Fadia came to Jesuit from St. Francis High School where she also worked as an Assistant Principal.  


  • UCLA – B.A. English with a minor in Education
  • Stanford University – M.A. Education with a Secondary Teaching Credential in English
  • UC Davis – Ph.D. Education

First Year Working at Jesuit: 2018