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Dr. Trisha Medeiros to become Head of School at Ursuline Academy

Ursuline Academy will welcome Dr. Trisha Medeiros, Ed.D., as Ursuline Academy’s sixth president, effective July 1, 2017.

Medeiros will be retuning to Wilmington after most recently spending five years as Head of Upper School at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, in Princeton, NJ. Medeiros previously held many roles at Wilmington’s Tower Hill School, including assistant head of Upper School.

“Having lived in Delaware for over a decade, I well knew Ursuline’s powerful reputation for developing confident, young scholars who make a significant difference in the world.  Within moments of a recent visit to campus, one characteristic was abundantly clear – Ursuline pride is everywhere,” says Medeiros.

With more than 20 years of experience in education, Medeiros is also the founder and director of Stuart Center for Girls’ Leadership and teaches Social Justice and Ethics. At Stuart, Medeiros’ leadership included curriculum development, strategic planning, enrollment, financial sustainability and faculty professional development. During her tenure, Upper School enrollment grew by 19%, achieving one of the highest total enrollment levels in Stuart’s 52-year history.  One of her proudest achievements was bringing the Stuart Center for Girls’ Leadership to reality and securing funding for the program, which focuses on the empowerment of the next generation of female leaders.

In addition Medeiros’ role as division head Tower Hill, she also served as assistant college counselor, teacher, dean of students, and coordinator of community service.

Medeiros also worked at New York University and Pepperdine University and earned a Masters in Information Science from Rutgers University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware.  

“After spending time with multiple constituencies of the Ursuline team, it is evident that all share a passionate commitment to educate to the ideals of St. Angela’s ministry, empowering students to make their imprint on our world.  I am honored to become part of this extraordinary community in service to this profound mission.”

Medeiros will succeed Ursuline Head of School Cathie Field Lloyd ’70, who will retire after 10 years of service. Under Lloyd’s leadership, Ursuline increased the depth of its global education program with Ursuline sister schools from around the world, expanded its leadership program, initiated an Innovation Center in partnership with 1313 Innovation and the University of Delaware Horn Program, and breaks ground this spring on a new Student Life Center.  

Medeiros and her husband, Norm, and their two children will relocate to the Wilmington area.

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