After careful consideration, and with the support of the appointed Principal Search Committee, the Superintendent of the Diocese of Alexandria and Bishop David Talley, Father Blake Deshautelle has officially named Andrea Harrell as Principal of St. Mary’s Catholic School.
During the past year, Harrell has done an exemplary job in leading the school and community. In addition to showing strong leadership, Harrell has been faithful in building and supporting the Catholic identity of St. Mary’s.
“Mrs. Harrell has continued to work with teachers and students to build a strong curriculum while at the same time striving to create a healthy environment of positive teamwork and excellence. I would like to thank all those who have been involved in this process as well as those who have shown such wonderful support during this time of transition.” states Father Deshautelle
This marks a new period of education and opportunity at St. Mary’s Catholic School as Harrell joins a long list of faithful principals who have responded to God’s call to serve. While she is not Catholic, she has nevertheless demonstrated a firm resolve to not only further the Catholic faith of the school, but also demonstrated a willingness to support and continually learn about faith tradition. Bishop Talley is fully aware of her hard work, as well as her background and has given his full support.