Rosati-Kain Academy, formed as a successor to the Archdiocese-sponosored Rosait-Kain High School, has named its first president.
Maggie Sullivan will be the president of Rosati-Kain Academy, starting May 1, according to the school. She has over 25 years' experience in educational leadership. According to her LinkedIn profile, she will succeed Elizabeth Ann Goodwin who, after joining as principal in 2014 and serving as president of Rosati-Kain Academy since 2017, has been the school's president.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced in September that the all-girls, 112-year-old high school would be closing by the end of this school year, as part of its restructuring plan "All Things New." Rosati-Kain was established as an independent school by a nonprofit formed by alumni and students. The funds were raised through endowed gifts and pledged donations. It announced on Christmas Day that it had signed a multi-year lease with the Archdiocese, and found a Catholic sponsor in St. Joseph Educational Ministries.
Rosati-Kain, according to officials, is the last remaining all-girls Catholic school in St. Louis. The campus, located at 4389 Lindell Boulevard, is home to female students from grades 9 through 12. Central West End.
Sullivan is the assistant principal for mission at St. Joseph's Academy. The academy is also sponsored by SJEM. She taught history at Whitfield, and was also the chair of the social studies department and head for professional development. Sullivan has also taught English, history and writing at Washington University and St. Louis Community College. She was also a teacher at Clayton High School and University City High School. She has also worked in college admissions, financial aid and college advising.
Officials have confirmed that Sullivan will complete her doctorate in educational leadership and education at Vanderbilt University by the end of this year. She has a master's in American Culture Studies from Washington University, and a Bachelor's in History and Secondary Education from University of Missouri St. Louis. Sullivan was also a European Studies major at the University of Florida where she worked with the NCAA Division I Volleyball program.
Sullivan stated in a press release that she was eager to meet the outstanding faculty and staff members, the dedicated families and students, and the loyal alumnae, who have built this unique community, which is focused on academic success, community service, and its strength in diversity. "I am honored to be joining a school with such an important and unique purpose for developing extraordinary women leaders in our community, who are dedicated to making the world a better.
Michelle Martin Bonner said that Maggie's knowledge of the challenges ahead and her commitment to the success of Rosati-Kain Academy make her the ideal candidate for the position. Her faith, her drive and her determination to unite the Rosati Kain community and carry on the legacy is essential.