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Toni Santangelo Archibald '76

Toni Santangelo Archibald’s impact on the Holy Child spans decades. From the moment she walked through the doors as a student in 1972, her influence on the community has been remarkable. Toni is the proud mother of John, Francis and Sara MS ’06 and the beloved daughter of Barbara Santangelo.

During high school, Toni was an active student body member participating in Campus Ministry, the Holy Child newspaper, and the School’s theatre program. After graduating from Holy Child in 1976, she attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and earned a degree in English Literature. Her course of study and love of sports led her to her first career in Program Planning and Development at CBS Sports.

Prior to working at Holy Child, Toni was a passionate Alumnae Board volunteer and a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees. An offer from the Head of School prompted Toni to accept the position of Director of Centennial Celebration Events in the Advancement Office. Since then, Toni has held a variety of positions, culminating in her current role as Director of Community Engagement and Special Events. Each day, she works enthusiastically with parents, alumnae, students and colleagues with humor, warmth and professionalism. If there is a Holy Child event, Toni has a hand in making it exceptional. If you know or follow Toni on social media, you’ve heard her say #ILOVEMYJOB!”

From working with the Parents Association and planning special events, to chaperoning trips and driving the Gryphon bus, Toni rallies the students, parents and her colleagues with her infectious enthusiasm. Toni is also a proud student advisor and was recognized by the Class of 2021 with a yearbook dedication. She is a connector of people, the resident influencer, a champion for the girls, and a dedicated colleague and friend. Toni Santangelo Archibald is the quintessential, life-long, Holy Child Gryphon!