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Dr. Merry Sorrells Named Incoming Head of School

With joy and gratitude, Principia announced this week that Dr. Merry Sorrells (C’79) will serve as our next Head of School.

Dr. Sorrells brings extraordinary educational experience in multiple private schools. She has served as head of school at two faith-based, private schools for 14 years. In addition, she has worked as an assistant head of school, director of advancement, and director of admissions. Sorrells is currently interim associate head of school at Casady School in Oklahoma City.

Sorrells has educational board experience as a founding board member for a charter school and also as a board member for three private schools. She has served as president of the board executive committee of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, a nonprofit association of 89 independent schools and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools Commission on Accreditation. She also served as secretary of the board for the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools and was on the Standards Committees for both of these associations for several years. 

In mid-July, Sorrells will report to the School for turnover with current Interim Head of School Tami Gavaletz.