Mr. William Lessa

I joined the faculty of Cardinal Hayes High School in September 1971 after graduating from Iona College in New Rochelle. I have served Cardinal Hayes High School in a number of positions including Teacher, Guidance Counselor, College Advisor, Guidance Director, Assistant Principal, and Summer School Principal.

 During my years of service at Cardinal Hayes I completed two advanced degrees and possess a Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision. I was appointed Interim Principal in February 2008 and Principal in September 2008. In our current administrative model I work closely with our School President Father Joseph Tierney in the day to day management of this great institution. In my many years of service to the students of Cardinal Hayes I have found no job to be more rewarding than working with these young men. 

Every life that is changed at Cardinal Hayes is a reward in and of itself. There is no day at Cardinal Hayes that is not unique and fulfilling. Cardinal Hayes High School has an excellent administration, a well prepared and dedicated faculty, and a hard working staff all working together to provide the young men of our area with a faith based education.