Patrick H. McNabb has been appointed principal of Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in East Greenwich. Father Bernard A. Healey, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, made his appointment.
“I am thrilled to accept the leadership of Our Lady of Mercy School, and I am grateful to Fr. Healey for this wonderful opportunity. I look forward to working together with our teachers, students, families, and parish community to help all of our students become the saints and scholars God is calling them to be.” McNabb said in a statement.
McNabb holds a B.A. in history from Haverford College and a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University. With experience in teaching and administration, he has served as a coach, classroom teacher, and vice principal. Since 2016, he has served as middle school religion teacher and director of Faith Formation at Holy Name Church and School in Fall River, Mass.
Previous to working at Holy Name School, McNabb began his career in education at the Shelby Middle School in Shelby, Mississippi for Teach for America. He went on to serve as Middle School Teacher and then vice principal at KIPP DC: KEY Academy in Washington, D.C. and as vice principal of KIPP DC: College Preparatory in Washington, D.C.
McNabb and his wife are parishioners of St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth and are the parents of two young children.
Our Lady of Mercy Regional School opened in 1950 under the direction of the Religious Sisters of Mercy with just one hundred 38 pupils. The faculty consisted of three Sisters of Mercy, with one sister also serving as the principal. Today, the school offers Pre-K through 8th grade instruction to approximately 255 students with a faculty of over 20.
Father Healey said, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick McNabb as Principal of our parish school. He brings a wealth of educational experience, an abundance of energy and talent and most importantly a strong commitment to his Catholic Faith. We welcome him to our parish family and look forward to
Patrick’s skillful and faith-filled leadership of Our Lady of Mercy School.”