Sisters of Mercy announce formation of Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati
The Sisters of Mercy announced June 12 the formation of Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati, a new entity that will include McAuley and Mother of Mercy high schools. The collaborative will immediately implement a plan that aims to usher in a new level of excellence for college preparation and skills for lifelong learning.
Each school will maintain its unique traditions and heritage while implementing a redesigned curriculum that exceeds national Common Core Standards, is aligned with ACT benchmarks for college readiness, and is structured to meet diverse learning needs. In addition, each school’s guidance program will be strengthened by the use of current technologies and increased interpersonal contact among counselors, students and parents.
The vision and plan will ensure that both schools remain open, strong and thriving for years to come. Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati will have one board and a new president of the collaborative, who will oversee both schools. The Sisters of Mercy have named Sister Doris Gottemoeller as the president of Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati. She will leave her current position as senior vice president for mission and values integration at Catholic Health Partners to assume the new role. She brings extensive leadership experience to Mercy Education Collaborative of Cincinnati and is the former president of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and served as the provincial of the Sisters of Mercy of the Cincinnati Province, as well.
“We’re excited that the young women who currently are enrolled at McAuley High School and Mother of Mercy High School will benefit immediately from this bold initiative that will be fully in place for the 2014-2015 school year. Because of the strong foundation built by the current school boards, the school presidents, and the faculties and staffs, we are poised for implementation at this important moment,” Sister Doris said. “Foremost in the hearts and minds of the Sisters of Mercy is the quality of education — spiritual and academic — that our students receive. Pioneering this new vision in Cincinnati is an energizing time for everyone involved, including students, parents, faculty and alumnae of these two treasured schools.”