8/16/19—Laura Farrell joined Merion Mercy Academy as Head of School on July 1, 2019.
Farrell assumed the role with more than 25 years of experience in education, most recently as the Dean of Faculty at NCGS member school St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia. At St. Catherine’s, Farrell helped develop many of the school’s signature programs, notably Girls Innovate and global education.
Farrell expressed her excitement to join a school that “lives its mission on a daily basis.” She shared, “Many schools talk about their mission, but at Merion, you truly see girls embrace it, and put it into action by how they treat others and serve those in need. I am learning so much about this warm and rich circle of mercy! … I look forward to working with the students and the faculty and the entire community and leading this community into the brightest and most dynamic future possible.”