March 3, 2020

Dear Families and Friends of Archbishop Spalding,

As you know, Kathy Mahar has announced her retirement. After I stopped crying and begging her to stay for another 10 years, the realization set in that we need to do an extensive search for her replacement. She has been generous in giving us a year and a half notice until her retirement date of July, 2021. The Board of Directors has formed a Search Committee to manage this national search. The members of the Search Committee are current board members Sharon Bogdan, Kathy Deppe, Dan LeDuc and Tom Fichtner, as well as former Board members Nickie Zancan and Scott McRoy. All of these Search Committee members have had children attend Spalding and they have also had significant involvement in the school over the years. Kathy Mahar will also provide invaluable guidance in the search.

Our love for the Spalding school and community makes this search very important to us. Mrs. Mahar’s incredible leadership and passion for the school and students will be difficult to replace, so we would like to ask for your help by sharing your personal insight with us. Attached is a brief survey that we would like you to fill out. The survey will only take a few minutes of your time, but will go a long way in helping us see a broader picture of the Spalding community.

Here is the link to the survey:

Your time and insight is very much appreciated!
Thank you,
Thomas Fichtner
Search Committee Chair
Chair, Board of Directors

One in Christ

Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144