Kathleen Ryan Prebble, president of Bishop O’Connell High School, announced today that she will not return as president for the 2013-2014 school year. Prebble has served as the school’s president since July 2010.
“The 1,200 students who grace the halls of our school every day are a remarkable and diverse group of young men and women,” she said in an open letter to the O’Connell community. “I will miss them dearly, as well as the dedicated faculty and staff who work incredibly hard to guide them through these wonderful and exciting high school years.”
Sr. Bernadette McManigal, BVM, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Arlington, praised Prebble for her many achievements and leadership in an accompanying letter. “Katy [has been] tireless in her zeal for the students and faculty at Bishop O’Connell High School,” she said. “A long list of accomplishments are directly attributable to Katy’s leadership. The most visible examples include remodeled science labs, the addition of a global studies program, attractive and safe athletic fields, dual enrollment courses with Marymount, new seats in the school auditorium and the addition of pre-engineering courses in the curriculum. An impressive list!”