Head of School Profile
St. Martin's Episcopal School's ninth Head of School, Dr. Merry P. Sorrells, Ed.D., assumed leadership of St. Martin's on July 1, 2012. She is the first female Head in the school's sixty-five year history.
Mrs. Sorrells has a Doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership from the University of Holy Cross, New Orleans. She also has a master's degree in educational administration from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor's degree in international relations from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois.
In her nearly two decades of experience as an administrator at local independent schools including St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Isidore Newman School, and Trinity Episcopal School, Dr. Sorrells has demonstrated a strong talent for building a dynamic and collaborative faculty and administration; marketing; strong communication, both internally and externally; program building; and enrollment growth.
Merry and her husband live on campus in the Van Slate House.