Head of School Transition Team

St. Mary's Head of School Transition team, pictured above are left to right: Jeff Newhall '94 , Director of Campus Operations and Athletic Director; Mary Delaney, Chief Transition Officer and Interim Head of School and James Ridley, Principal and Academic Management Team Leader.

Board Chair, William S. Mosakowski says, “I am confident that the management and transition team are poised to advance the mission of St. Mary’s as we search for a new Head of School”.

Mary Delaney, Chief Transition Officer and Interim Head of School

Mary Delaney has worked at St. Mary’s since March of 2015. Mary was recommended to St. Mary’s by Julie O’Connor McGinn ’73, who hired Mary to join the Regis College Admission team years ago. Mary’s experience spans over 30 years in Catholic Schools. Mary has since held leadership roles at various schools including Newton Country Day, Aquinas College, Elizabeth Seton Academy and Ursuline Academy to name a few.

Mary plans to focus on the administrative functions of St. Mary’s. Her effective management and collaborative skills will help Mary, along with the team, develop a vision for St. Mary’s during this transformative time.

James Ridley, Principal and Academic Management Team Leader

James Ridley, Principal, has over 40 years experience in education, 34 of which were served in the Lynn Public School System, with 18 of those years in Administration. Mr. Ridley accepted the role of Principal at St. Mary’s for the 2015/16 school year. Jim will continue to serve as Principal during this transition time and will also lead the academic management team.

Jeff Newhall '94, Director of Campus Operations and Athletic Director

Jeff Newhall ’94, Athletic Director, has worked at St. Mary’s for 16 years and has been the Athletic Director for 11. Jeff is a trusted leader at St. Mary’s and will continue his role as Athletic Director, while managing the upcoming building projects for the Building Futures Campaign as well as the auxiliary services at the school, including campus safety and security.

Pat Gill '71 P'09, Executive Assistant to Leadership Team and Board Management Team

Pat Gill '71 P'09, has worked at St. Mary's as Executive Assistant to Head of School for seven years. Prior to St. Mary's, Pat worked at Verizon as System Analyst for 37 years.

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