Katie Lavelle Named Middle School Director
Katie Lavelle has been appointed Middle School Director effective July 1, 2022

The Montgomery Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Lavelle as Middle School Director, effective July 1, 2022. Mrs. Lavelle’s appointment was the result of a national search that took into consideration input from The Montgomery Academy school community including students, parents and faculty.

Mrs. Lavelle currently serves as the Seventh Grade Dean and a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, where she has served for the past nine years. Prior to her position at Holton-Arms, Mrs. Lavelle taught math and served as a Technology Integration Specialist at the Westminster Schools of Atlanta for eight years where she was the recipient of the Alumni Fellow Award for Distinguished Teaching and the William A. Parker Award for Exceptional Service. Before shifting careers into the world of education, Katie was an accountant for Ernst & Young. She holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia.
 
"I'm thrilled to have Katie Lavelle join our senior leadership team at MA,” said Head of School John McWilliams. “She brings tremendous experience as an educator and a school leader at several outstanding independent schools across the country. She has demonstrated a passion for working with middle schoolers, and I look forward to seeing how she will build on the excellent work that continues to be done by our dedicated faculty, staff and administrators in the Middle School at MA."
 
"I am so excited to be joining The Montgomery Academy community!" said Mrs. Lavelle. "Throughout this entire process, I was impressed by everyone I met: the faculty, parents, administrators, and students. The warmth, sense of community, commitment to excellence, and student focus was evident in every interaction I had."