January 7, 2020 

Dear Friends,

As we enter a new year, I couldn’t be more proud of what the community of Archbishop Spalding High School has accomplished. Our priority remains protecting and promoting the school’s Catholic mission. Together, we continue to form well-prepared, service-minded young men and women who make a difference in our community, our church and our world. As I type this note, construction begins in earnest on the ClearEdge Innovation Center which will provide an exciting new frontier of learning at Spalding.

Archbishop Spalding’s future is bright and full of promise and excitement which makes it a bit easier to share the otherwise difficult decision I have made to retire as President of Archbishop Spalding at the end of the 2020-21 school year. This decision is one that I have made in prayerful reflection with my family. I have worked in Catholic education since 1984 and cherish the relationships I have made with colleagues, students and parents. Since my first year at Spalding in 1997, I have considered it a privilege to be a small part of your lives. There are few greater gifts than watching adolescents develop into young men and women of faith and integrity.

Archbishop Spalding High School has changed dramatically since 1997, but I am confident that it will remain a student-centered learning environment shaped by collaboration, faith and the continued search for excellence. I will work with the Board of Directors to ensure a smooth transition.

It has been my privilege to be of service. I am deeply grateful for the Spalding community of students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff who have and continue to enrich my life. I remain
One in Christ,
Kathleen K. Mahar

One in Christ

Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144