School Leadership

Interim Head of School (2020-2021)

Lila Lohr is uniquely positioned to lead St. Catherine’s School. She’s a graduate of Garrison Forest School, an all-girls’ school in Maryland, and received a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a Master in Education from Goucher College. After teaching, coaching and leading at Independent Day School in Middletown, Conn. and Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Lila served as Headmistress of St. Paul’s School for Girls in Baltimore and Head of Princeton Day School in New Jersey. Following those Headships, she has served as an Interim Head across the nation for two decades, including appointments at Princeton Day School, St. Paul’s School for Girls, Garrison Forest School, Marin Country Day School in California, and the Katherine Delmar Burke School for girls and the Town School for Boys in San Francisco. The list of her board affiliations, professional memberships and published works is lengthy and impressive.

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Sue Baldwin

    Sue Baldwin 

    Assistant Head of School and Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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  • Photo of Lara Wulff

    Dr. Lara Wulff 

    Director of Upper School
  • Photo of Frances Doyle

    Frances Doyle 85

    Interim Director of Middle School, 2020-2021, Teacher, U.S. English
  • Photo of Annie Kapetanis

    Dr. Annie Kapetanis 

    Director of Lower School
    804-288-2804 x3064

List of 5 items.

  • Core Executive Team

    Working alongside the Head of School is a passionate group of educators from all divisions and talented professionals representing each of the business groups to form the Core Executive Team. This top leadership team meets regularly to proactively develop operational plans, to drive innovation and to ensure that the faculty and students have what they need to learn and grow.

    Interim Head of School 2020-2021
    Lila Lohr

    Assistant Head of School and Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Sue Baldwin

    Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
    Peter Pastore

    Director of Lower School
    Dr. Annie Kapetanis

    Interim Director of Middle School 2020-2021
    Frances Yeatman Doyle '85

    Director of Upper School
    Dr. Lara Wulff 

    School Chaplain
    Rev. Becky McDaniel

    Arts Coordinator, Chair of Theatre and Dance
    Kendall Neely 

    Director of Athletics
    Julie Dayton 

    Director of Admissions
    Jennifer Cullinan

    Director of Development
    Deborah Andrews Dunlap '70

    Director of Marketing and Communications
    Theodora Miller 

    Director of Technology
    Dennis Smith

    Director of Innovative Learning
    Jennifer Vermillion 

    Director of Security
    Scott Meyerhoffer

    Director of Special Projects
    Anna Hatfield

  • Board of Governors

    2020-2021 Members:

    Macon Hubard Clarkson ’96, Chair
    Anne Kenny-Urban '83, Vice Chair
    Jason M. Butler
    Brian C. Carney
    Sheila  A. Corcoran
    Tammy F. DeRosier
    Peter C. Durette
    Maura McGuire Gaenzle 82
    Allen C. Goolsby III
    Frederica (Freddie) P. Gray
    Carol Brown Harris
    Trishana Glover Hassell, M.D.
    Hilary W. Hawkins
    Helen Hamilton Horsley ’83
    Cal Jennison
    Charles S. MacFarlane
    Patrick McNulty
    John R. Nester II
    Donnan Thompson O’Keefe ’89
    Julie Konerding Padgett ’90
    W. Taylor Reveley III
    Lane Hoofnagle Sanderson '91
    Ashley L. Taylor, Jr. 
    Chrystal Telfian
    Michael J. Thorne-Begland
    Elizabeth Tilghman Valentine ’94
    Margaret S. Wade
    Anne Whitfield Kenny ’51
    Theodore (Ted) W. Price
    Wesley Wright, Jr.
    Ex Officio Members:
    St. Catherine’s School Foundation President
    Bryan F. Durand
    Parents’ Association President
    Amanda P. Williamson
    Alumnae Association President
    Katherine Dameron McCormick '75
    President of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia
    David H. Charlton, Ed.D.
    Interim Head of St. Catherine’s School
    Lila Lohr
  • Foundation Board

    Members 2020-2021

    Bryan F. Durand, President
    Julie S. Betts '94
    Ann Holden Gurkin ' 85
    Eric R. Harper
    F. Claiborne Johnston III
    Kee T. Rabb
    Carter V. Whisnand
  • National Alumnae Board

    Mission Statement
    The purpose of the Ellett-St. Catherine's Alumnae Association Board shall be to maintain and advance the interests of the Virginia Randolph Ellett School and its successor, St. Catherine's School, to strengthen relations between St. Catherine's and the alumnae, and promote the spirit of service and fellowship among members through various volunteer activities and committee work.

    Katherine Dameron McCormick '75, Miami, Fla.

    Vice President/President-Elect
    Amy Bice de Venoge '87, Richmond, Va.

    Tiffany Jones '06, Washington, D.C.
    Ronda Lawrence Bernstein '87, Washington, D.C.
    Corbin Cowart Bettencourt '67, Charleston, S.C.
    Naomi Weinberg Berk '91, Boston, Mass.
    Margaret Morrison Bradley '97, Charlotte, N.C.
    Spencer Bowles Broadbent '82, Richmond, Va.
    Tyler Hetzer Burr '05, Richmond, Va.
    Nancy Broadbent Casserley '73, Greenwich, Conn.
    Lanier Coles ’92, San Francisco, Calif.
    Mary Mason Williams Foukal '01, Charlottesville, Va.
    Elizabeth Boney Haywood '73, Raleigh, N.C.
    Elizabeth Irwin ’00, New York, NY
    Beth Beardall Long ’67, Sedalia, CO
    Wallis Wickham Raemer '66, Brookline, Mass.
    Tatem Webb Read '97, Mill Valley, Calif.
    Amie Rennolds '75, Pawling, N.Y.
    Anne Redford Schleusner ’89, Charlotte, N.C.
    Bev Talbott '72, San Francisco, Calif.
    Jackie Parker Taylor '94, Hillsborough, N.J.      
    Natalie Bocock Turnage '79, Denver, Colo.
    Chase Avery Wood '85, Charleston, S.C.
    Ex Officio
    Past President: Marshall Trow Lynch ’89, Richmond, Va.
    Annual Fund Chair:
    President, Richmond Chapter: Ibbie Hedrick Britton '00, Richmond, Va.

  • Richmond Alumnae Board

    Richmond Board of the Ellett-St. Catherine's Alumnae Association
    The purpose of the Richmond Chapter is to promote interest in and understanding of St. Catherine's School and its educational value to the community through active alumnae participation, to strengthen relations between the school and the alumnae, to promote a spirit of service and fellowship among members, and to render assistance, as needed and as our resources allow, to the Alumnae and Development Office and other offices of the School. The Richmond Chapter is an active and vital volunteer organization in terms of fundraising and other volunteer efforts.

    Ibbie Hedrick Britton '00

    Vice President/President-Elect
    Britt Childs Staley '01 

    Berkeley Blanchard Martin ’01

    Anne Garland '09
    Marshall Beale '09
    Eliza Blackwell Conrad '07
    Katie Carleton Gallalee ’07
    Meg Szumski Grymes '08
    Hunter Blair Harrell '08
    Lang Robertson Liebman '98
    Eliza McGehee '09
    Katie Burnett Peple '99 
    Kate Maxwell Rennolds '06
    Erin Richardson '04
    Van Scherer Ruffner '95
    Tovia Martirosian Smith '98
    Elizabeth Clinard Voulgarakis ’00
    Sara Chapman Waechter '97
    Catie Blair Wilton ’00
    Megan Gross White '00
    Past President
    Rendall Harris '96

    Sustainer (10+ years of service)
    Lindsay Bowen Adamson '93
    Beth Irby Beale '76
    Amy Bice de Venoge '87
    Christy Amrhein Feiler '88
    Carrie Featherstone Hoge '93
    Kathleen Will Mackey '78
    Karrie Burnham Southall '94

Strategic Plan

The Four Pillars

For more than 125 years, St. Catherine’s has prepared girls for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service. As we look to the future, we know that we must continue to act. With this in mind, every facet of our community contributed to a powerful School vision known as “Unwavering Purpose: The Strategic Plan for St. Catherine’s School.” Many initiatives have launched and our efforts continue in this important work. 

Guided by our Episcopal identity, our strategic priorities are:
  • Girl -Centered
  • Remarkable Intellect
  • Life of Meaning
  • Tradition of Strength

Unwavering Purpose: The Strategic Plan for St. Catherine’s School