Abigail Schindler, Academic Dean and Director of Continuous Learning |
Mercy High School
This school year, Mercy High School welcomes Abigail Schindler, a graduate of Wellesley College, as its Academic Dean and Director of Continuous Learning.
What drew you to education?
I have always had a passion for learning. As an undergraduate, I worked with students in a variety of ways and found that I wanted to continue this as a career. Every day as an educator is fresh, different, and exciting. I have thrived in a profession that is always changing and requires constant focus on personal and professional growth.
What do you like about your current school?
Mercy High School’s inspiring mission is what drew me to the school. A focus on justice, academic rigor, inclusivity, and relationships is incorporated in all that we do. We care deeply for one another and this sense of community is important to me. Mercy is always pursuing innovative teaching approaches and looking to give our girls the very best education. Innovative and progressive approaches to teaching and learning coupled with a strong sense of mission and tradition have made Mercy a perfect place for me to grow as an educator.
What do you hope to achieve in your role?
Our dynamic educational environment requires new and innovative teaching and learning strategies, particularly around the use of technology and digital resources. I especially look forward to collaborating with Mercy’s leadership team on initiatives that will further distinguish Mercy as a leader among area independent schools.