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Sister Christine McCann, RSM is known for her ministerial experience in education and service in leadership within the community.  

As a native of the Philadelphia region, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Boston College with additional studies in Organizational Development and Theology.

Sister Christine was President of the Sisters of Mercy from 1995 to 2011 and since 2012 has served as Director of Ministry and Sponsorship for the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy. She also serves on several educational and healthcare governing boards.

Sister Christine's leadership, experience, vision, and compassion have been integral in successfully guiding Merion Mercy through our next chapter. Her background in community leadership, strategic planning, school administration, as well as her dedication to the lives of students and faculty, have undoubtedly helped to move the school forward during the ongoing search for the next Head of School. 

"I look forward to the year to come, eager to embrace the opportunities for our continued growth, and committed to build on MMA's distinguished legacy," shared Sister Christine. "It has been my pleasure to join Merion Mercy's vibrant community, where our students are formed in their Christian identity and the Mercy tradition and where they acquire the tools and skills they need to graduate as confident, competent and compassionate young women. And, when we combine these students with talented teachers and administrators, supportive parents, loyal alumnae, a hardworking Board of Trustees, and an army of supporters, I see nothing but a bright future for MMA. The passion for MMA, the unique gifts of each person, the participation and engagement of so many, and the commitment to our shared Mercy values is quite inspiring."

An independent, Catholic, all-girls college preparatory high school for grades 9-12
Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue Merion Station, PA 19066
P (610) 664-6655
F (610) 664-6322
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