In his announcement, Mr. Deegan states, “The Catholic identity of our schools is of utmost importance and regional boards play a pivotal role in ensuring fidelity to our mission. It is thanks to the talent and expertise that you bring to our schools that we can move forward with confidence and hope.” 

Mrs. Merryman has been a catechist, teacher and school administrator for the Archdiocese of New York for over 30 years. In 2016 she was honored by the Catholic Schools Dutchess Region for the extraordinary vision and leadership she exhibits each and every day as a Catholic educator and administrator. She is now in her sixth year as principal at Lourdes. 

“It is with great humility and faith that I look forward to serving in this role,” remarks Mrs. Merryman. “The value that Catholic education offers to families is paramount and I remain committed to the future of our schools……schools that are needed more than ever in today’s world.”