Eileen McLaughlin | Principal, Mount Alvernia High School
Eileen McLaughlin is a lifelong Bostonian and beneficiary of the schools of the Archdiocese of Boston. After graduating from the Boston College School of Education in 1998, Eileen began her teaching career at Saint Ann School in Somerville, MA teaching middle school English, history and theology. It was with thoughtful consideration that Eileen decided to teach in Catholic schools as a means of giving back to a system that served her well. In the fall of 2000, she joined the Mount Alvernia community teaching history and a year later transitioned into the English department where she eventually served as department chair. Mount Alvernia’s mission is to provide a strong academic education within the Franciscan tradition that will prepare its students for higher education and provide them with the tools to make good choices throughout their lives. Since the fall of 2000 Eileen has lived this mission; challenging and encouraging the students and faculty of MAHS to make good choices. MAHS fosters a community that promotes compassion and confidence in young women and instills in them the responsibility of service. It is that sense of responsibility of service that first called her to Catholic education and that continues to call her to serve. Eileen completed her Master of Arts in Teaching in 2003 at Emmanuel College. For the past four years she has served as Mount Alvernia’s Head of School.