Mark Dendle, president of Good Shepherd’s Board of Trustees, Marcy Cathey, the new head of the schoo. (Courtesy photo)

Last week, Marcy E. Cathey became the ninth head of school for Good Shepherd Episcopal School. She was installed Sept. 16 with Rite Reverend James M. Stanton officiating. The previous headmaster Bob Kohler retired after 43 years of service.

Cathey comes to Good Shepherd after an extensive, national search that began in the fall of 2010. She received unanimous support from the Head Search Committee and Good Shepherd’s Board of Trustees. She has 20 years of experience in the education field and is active in a number of associations, including National Association of Episcopal Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Episcopal Schools. She has a bachelor of arts degree from Duke University and master of science from Nova Southeastern University.

Cathey had this to say at her inauguration: “One of Good Shepherd’s most notable qualities is its sense of community. From the moment I set foot on our campus last fall, I realized that this is a special place, not just because of our beautiful buildings and our lovely setting; it is special because of the people. That means you. We are an intentional community, with a mission and a purpose to provide the best PreKindergarten through eighth grade education. What we do at Good Shepherd is not like any other school on earth — and it is you that make the difference.”

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