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Head of School

Katherine M. Titus was officially appointed head of school in July 2016. She is just Mercersburg’s seventh head of school in its 123-year history as a college-preparatory institution.

Katie came to Mercersburg after serving as associate head for school life at St. George’s School in Middletown, R.I. She had served St. George’s in a variety of leadership roles since 2005, including dean of students and assistant head for student life before assuming the duties of associate head. As associate head, Katie oversaw the day-to-day running of the school in conjunction with the head of school and was an active member of the math faculty. Prior to St. George’s, she was the director of college counseling at Pingree School in South Hamilton, Mass., where she also taught math, served as an adviser, and coached.

Katie earned a bachelor of arts in mathematics with a minor in secondary education from Middlebury College, where she was a standout on the women’s basketball team, scoring more than 1,000 points in her four-year career and serving as a two-year team captain. She received a master’s in educational leadership from Columbia University in 2011.

Katie and her husband, Stuart, live in 1893 House on campus with their daughters, Natalie ’20 and Samantha.

Board of Regents

Mercersburg’s governing body is the Board of Regents. The Board comprises up to 30 alumni, parents of alumni, parents of current students, and friends of the school elected for three-year terms by the Board or by the alumni-at-large.

The Board includes eight standing committees: Academic Policy/Campus Life, Admission, Buildings and Grounds, Advancement, Finance and Audit, Investment, Committee on Regents, and Executive Committee. The Board meets three times a year: in the fall, winter, and spring.
Head of School
Katherine Titus P ’20
President
Deborah Simon ’74
Vice Presidents
Stacie Lissette ’85
John Jones ’73
Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
Brian Hargrove
Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
Maria Kimsey

    • Alice Albright P ’12, ’17

      Alice Albright P ’12, ’17

    • Charles Bell ’71

      Charles Bell ’71

    • Albert Bellas ’60

      Albert Bellas ’60

    • Kenneth Berents ’67

      Kenneth Berents ’67

    • Barrett Burns ’63

      Barrett Burns ’63

    • Cynthia Davenport Borger ’83, P ’15

      Cynthia Davenport Borger ’83, P ’15

    • Sally Anne Epstein ’81

      Sally Anne Epstein ’81

    • Laura Fisher P ’12, ’15

      Laura Fisher P ’12, ’15

    • David Flanagan ’81 P ’11, ’14

      David Flanagan ’81 P ’11, ’14

    • Samuel Goldsmith ’07

      Samuel Goldsmith ’07

    • Thomas Hadzor ’72

      Thomas Hadzor ’72

    • Andrew Hall ’88

      Andrew Hall ’88

    • Dean Hosgood III, Ph.D. ’98

      Dean Hosgood III, Ph.D. ’98

    • Todd Hovenden ’84, P ’14, ’15

      Todd Hovenden ’84, P ’14, ’15

    • Honorable John Jones III ’73

      Honorable John Jones III ’73

    • Amy Jones Satrom ’98

      Amy Jones Satrom ’98

    • Magdalena Kala ’09

      Magdalena Kala ’09

    • Peter Lebovitz ’72

      Peter Lebovitz ’72

    • Philip Lloyd, Esq. ’65, P ’90, ’94

      Philip Lloyd, Esq. ’65, P ’90, ’94

    • Pierce Lord ’98

      Pierce Lord ’98

    • Douglas Miller, Esq. ’68, P ’00, ’03

      Douglas Miller, Esq. ’68, P ’00, ’03

    • Betsy Mitchell ’83, P ’15

      Betsy Mitchell ’83, P ’15

    • Jamil Myrie ’93

      Jamil Myrie ’93

    • Karen Pak Oppenheimer ’93

      Karen Pak Oppenheimer ’93

    • Alpana Ranade ’02

      Alpana Ranade ’02

    • Stacie Rice Lissette, Esq. ’85, P ’14, ’14, ’17, ’19

      Stacie Rice Lissette, Esq. ’85, P ’14, ’14, ’17, ’19

    • Deborah Simon ’74

      Deborah Simon ’74

    • Katherine Titus P ’20

      Katherine Titus P ’20

    • Jorge Vargas ’84

      Jorge Vargas ’84

    • David Wagner ’81

      David Wagner ’81

    • Steven Wagshal ’90

      Steven Wagshal ’90

    • Scott M. Weaver ’82

      Scott M. Weaver ’82

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  • Presidents Emeriti

    W. Carroll Coyne, Esq. ’50, P ’77
    Denise Dupré ’76
    H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Esq. ’49
    Edgar Masinter, Esq. ’48
    Honorable Nicholas Taubman ’53
    William Zimmerman ’67, P ’96
  • Regents Emeriti

    Andrew Ammerman ’68
    Theodore Boyd ’60
    Walter Burgin Jr. ’53
    Thomas Cahalan Jr. ’65
    Richard Cass, Esq. ’64
    James Christian
    W. Hudson Connery Jr. ’68
    W. Carroll Coyne, Esq. ’50, P ’77
    Peter Davenport P ’81, ’83, ’86
    Philip Dunmire ’64, P ’01
    Denise Dupré ’76
    Bruce Eckert ’62
    David Genter ’52
    Elizabeth Gildea Logie, Esq. ’81
    Richard Gray Jr., Esq. ’45
    M. Thomas Grumbacher ’57, P ’96
    Steven Guttman, Esq. ’64
    Douglas Hale
    Don Harrold Jr. ’64, P ’92
    Richard Harza ’41
    H. Philip Ho ’76
    Joseph Huber ’64
    Joseph Imler ’72, P ’05, ’09
    Paula Johnson Smith, Ph.D. ’83
    Alan Kennedy ’49, P ’07
    Richard Kline ’49, P ’73, ’76
    Robert Kurtz Jr. ’52
    Ambassador L. Bruce Laingen P ’78, ’79, ’84
    Florian Langenscheidt, Ph.D.
    John Lawrence, Ph.D. ’58
    H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Esq. ’49
    Robert Lewis, Ph.D. ’52, P ’85
    Thomas Marshall Jr. ’42
    Edgar Masinter, Esq. ’48
    Karen McDowell Marston ’79, P ’07
    Edward Miller ’59
    Betsy Mitchell ’83, P ’15
    Charles Moore Jr. ’47, P ’67, ’74, ’77, ’94
    David Moore ’74
    Betty Morefield P ’74, ’88
    Allan Neustadt ’46
    John Prentiss, D.V.M. ’65, P ’89, ’92
    Josiah Pritchard ’25, P ’50, ’53
    Lacy Rice Jr., Esq. ’49, P ’77, ’79, ’83
    Burton Richter, Ph.D. ’48*
    John Rodgers, P ’78, ’79, ’81, ’83
    Deborah Ross Cipriano ’75
    Benicio Sanchez-Rivera Jr., Esq. ’52, P ’82
    Amy Sheridan Fazackerley ’89
    James Snyder ’69, P ’05
    Henry Spire ’60
    Honorable Nicholas Taubman ’53
    Renu Virmani, M.D., P ’89
    Margaret Waggoner
    Alan Wein ’58
    Charles Wood III ’56
    William Zimmerman ’67, P ’96


    *Indicates honorary Regent
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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 440 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $6 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance to New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
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