Welcoming New Head of School: Laura Farrell
Dear Mayfield Community,
Please join us in welcoming Mayfield's new Head of School, Laura Farrell! Laura made the cross-country journey from Pennsylvania to California with her family recently, and after several visits to Mayfield throughout this past school year, this week Laura officially begins her tenure on campus as our 15th Head of School.
With thirty years of experience in education, Laura will join us from Merion Mercy Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in the Philadelphia area, where she served as Head of School. As the first layperson to lead Merion Mercy, Laura advanced the school’s mission and charism of the Sisters of Mercy, caring for all students as they developed to their fullest potential. Prior to her work at Merion Mercy Academy, Laura served as the Dean of Faculty at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Virginia, one of the largest JK-12 all-girls schools in the country. Laura is a lifelong Catholic, who is dedicated to all-girls education.
In her time on campus, Laura forged a close connection with Kate Morin, attended several events and met many members of the Mayfield community. Laura explained, "I’ve been looking forward to this day for months and could not be more excited to begin my journey at Mayfield." Over the summer, Laura is looking forward to acquainting herself with all aspects of the position and starting to collaborate with the remarkable people who make up our beloved school. "It’s truly an honor to serve this joyous and faith-filled community," said Laura. "I’m looking forward to meeting with students, parents, alums, faculty and staff in the months ahead to learn about you and your Mayfield stories."
It's a thrilling new chapter for Mayfield, and on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would again like to thank you all for your participation in this search process. We are delighted to welcome Laura Farrell to our Mayfield Senior School family!