Important Alumnae Engagement & Learning Services Update

Communications Department
Karen Lippy Maimone ’92, P’19 to serve as alumnae engagement associate and learning specialist for the 2023-24 school year!
August 26, 2023

Dear Mercy Families and Alumnae, 

As the summer comes to a close, we are excited to welcome 445 bright and promising Mercy Girls to campus. This year, more than 120 freshmen will join the Mercy community in our largest incoming class since 2008. Our students, faculty, and staff are in the midst of orientation activities now. It is truly a magical time of year! 

From our founding in 1960, educational excellence and hospitality have been cornerstones of the Mercy experience. In response to the needs of contemporary students, we established the Sister Michelle Carroll Learning Services Program, honoring Mercy’s first principal, in 2021. This program offers Mercy Girls with documented learning differences or mild to moderate language-based learning disabilities a highly personalized program in a challenging and inclusive academic setting, preparing them to be successful and confident learners in high school, college, and beyond. With sincere gratitude I share with you that Karen Lippy Maimone ’92, P’19, who has served as our director of alumnae engagement since 2018, has graciously responded to the needs of Mercy and will serve as learning specialist and alumnae engagement associate for the 2023-24 school year.  

Karen brings deep expertise and experience to her new responsibilities as learning specialist. After graduating from Mercy, she earned her B.S. in elementary and middle school education with a concentration in English from University of Delaware. Karen also has a master’s equivalency plus 60 credits with post-graduate coursework primarily in the science of teaching reading including the Lexia LETRS Suite, the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Teaching reading, and the Wilson Reading SystemKaren also holds an Advanced Professional Certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education, certifying her as an elementary and middle school teacher, as well as a reading specialist and special educator for students through grade 12. Karen has 16 years of teaching experience, and she was the 2015 recipient of our Spirit of Mercy Alumna Service Award. Our Mercy Girls will be truly blessed to have such a gifted and experienced educator working with them!

The energy and dedication Karen has brought to building relationships with Mercy alumnae has been invaluable. Her enthusiasm and ability to connect with Women of Mercy from all decades has created a vibrant alumnae community. Through this transition, Karen will continue to engage with our alumnae and assist the alumnae office. To meet the needs of our growing and active alumnae population, Mercy is now seeking another alumnae engagement associate. Alumnae and others close to the Mercy community are encouraged to apply. Thank you for sharing this role description with those who may be qualified. 
We sincerely appreciate your continued support of Mercy High School and our Mercy Girls, and we look forward to a very exciting and blessed 2023-24 academic year!

In Mercy,  

Mary Beth Lennon ’85