Kathryn Purcell Named Next President of Saint Joseph Academy

Kathryn Purcell Named Next President of Saint Joseph Academy

4/14/20—The Saint Joseph Academy Board of Directors announced Kathryn Purcell as the next President, effective July 1, 2020.  

Currently the Associate Head of School at Laurel School, where she has served for 24 years, Purcell has a crucial role in both the daily operations and the strategic vision of the school. For her entire career, she has been involved at both the administrative and faculty levels, with the creation of transformative programs for young women along with designing systems to support those programs.

Eager to join the Saint Joseph Academy community, Purcell shared, “In addition to the strong and innovative academic program, Saint Joseph Academy’s commitment to faith, service, character development, and community is particularly compelling to me. We want young women to feel empowered, confident, and comfortable with people like and unlike themselves. We want them to ask questions and to stand up for what they believe. The Saint Joseph Academy community is organized to help deliver this mission in a faith-filled setting, and I feel inspired to serve as its new leader.”