TINTON FALLS, N.J. – July 14, 2021 – Mary Kate Blaine began her tenure on July 1, 2021 as the second head of school for Trinity Hall, an independent, all-girls college preparatory school located in Monmouth County, NJ. Ms. Blaine was appointed by the Trinity Hall Board of Trustees in December 2020 after a comprehensive national search conducted over the course of sixteen months with the support of Wickenden Associates, a leading national education-focused executive search firm. The search effort was led by Miriam Tort, board of trustees vice chair, and involved the entire school community. Ms. Blaine succeeds Mary R. Mahon Sciarrillo, founding head of school, who retired in June 2021.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to join this remarkable community at this exciting time,” said Blaine. “I especially look forward to meeting our students, hearing what they love most about Trinity Hall, and helping them grow as young women rooted in faith who are unafraid to question and learn, collaborate and lead.”
Ms. Blaine served as the principal at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, an all-girls Catholic high school in Washington, D.C., from 2013 until taking office at Trinity Hall. She previously held the role of chief of staff to the superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of New York. Ms. Blaine began her career in education as a social studies teacher at the Notre Dame School of Manhattan, an all-girls Catholic high school in New York City, where she later served as social studies department chair and director of curriculum development. She earned her B.A. in American studies from Fordham University and holds two graduate degrees from Columbia University, an Ed.M. in private school leadership and an M.A. in history and education.
About Trinity Hall
Trinity Hall is an independent, all-girls school that educates and empowers young women in the Catholic tradition through an innovative college preparatory program grounded in four core values of leadership, respect, perseverance, and faith. Trinity Hall prepares each student to achieve her full potential as she embraces her place in the world. For more information please visit www.trinityhallnj.org or call 732-291-1297.