Dr. Merry Sorrells’ Contract Extended Through 2024

Dr. Merry Sorrells’ Contract Extended Through 2024
St. Martin’s Episcopal School has extended the contract of its head of school, Dr. Merry Sorrells. The Board of Trustees announced it extended Sorrells’ contract to 2024.

“We’re so pleased Merry will continue to lead St. Martin’s,” said Chair of the Board of Trustees Ana Ortega. “She has demonstrated a strong talent for building a dynamic and collaborative faculty and administration and has shown tremendous leadership throughout her time as head of St. Martin’s.”

Dr. Sorrells, who has been head of school at St. Martin’s since 2012, has an Ed.D. in Executive Leadership from the University of Holy Cross, a Master’s in Educational Administration from the University of New Orleans, and a B.A. in International Relations from Principia College. She has two decades of experience as an administrator, having served as head of school at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, as director of advancement and director of admissions at Isidore Newman School, and as associate head of admission and marketing at Trinity Episcopal School.

In February, Sorrells was named the first female president of the board of directors of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). The ISAS is a non-profit voluntary membership association of independent schools. Sorrells will serve in this volunteer position while continuing to fulfill her responsibilities as head of school.

She and her husband, Kim Walter Sorrells, live in the Van Slate House on St. Martin’s campus. They have four children and six grandchildren. All six grandchildren attend St. Martin’s.

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