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Message from the Headmistress

Message from the Headmistress

July 1, 2018
 
Dear McGehee Family,

It seems like a long time since I was first introduced to the McGehee community and since the search committee appointed me to be the school's twelfth Headmistress. While I have been communicating and planning in concert with the Board of Trustees and the transition committee since November, I officially begin in my new role today.
 
What a tremendous honor it is to serve this community at this moment in time. McGehee is a school with a national presence as a girls' school of excellence. In her 20 years as Headmistress, Eileen Powers has collaboratively built upon the tremendous legacy of Louise S. McGehee in creating a learning environment that encourages girls to become leading women. My goal is to continue to coax the brilliance from the already extraordinary faculty and staff, who in turn will continue to inspire their students to lead lives of consequence. There have never been more opportunities for women to assume roles of leadership in our world and McGehee alumnae are prepared to not only face complex challenges fearlessly, but find solutions to our most intractable problems.
 
The Board of Trustees has set some priorities for my transition, the most important of which is to build relationships with students and faculty, parents, alumnae, and friends of the school. To that end, the transition committee has been busy planning a variety of events beginning in late summer and running through the fall term which will allow me to meet many of you and begin to more fully understand the unique culture that is McGehee.
 
For eight days in mid-July, I will be attending the Institute for New Heads in Atlanta, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), which is an opportunity to connect with other educational leaders who have also taken on new roles of Headship this summer. This incredible group of educators will provide an important sounding board and support network in my new role as Headmistress. My plan is to begin one-on-one meetings with faculty, staff, administration and board members this summer as well.
 
I look forward to meeting you and to discovering your stories about McGehee. Until then, may you savor the summer with your precious family and friends.

Dr. Kimberly Field-Marvin, Headmistress

There have never been more opportunities for women to assume roles of leadership in our world and McGehee alumnae are prepared to not only face complex challenges fearlessly, but find solutions to our most intractable problems.
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Louise S. McGehee School is a private independent all-girls school for Pre-K through grade 12 and open to all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.