On July 1, 2016 Mrs. Brooke A. Coyle became the Academy’s Head of School — the first in 36 years and the first lay person to hold this position.  As a teacher, coach and adviser, Mrs. Coyle has dedicated her professional life to mentoring and enriching students through faith-based academics.  Using her passion for educational excellence, coupled with her extensive experience, Mrs. Coyle will lead OLMA into a new era of excellence for the young women of South Jersey.

Prior to joining OLMA, Mrs. Coyle worked for 19 years at St. Augustine Prep — first as a member of the math department and then as the school’s Director of College Guidance and member of the Prep Administrative team.

As Director of Guidance, Mrs. Coyle successfully created programs to support college preparedness, including Summer College Tours, Interview and Instant Decision Days, and a Job Shadow Program. Mrs. Coyle also facilitated financial aid and scholarship initiatives.  In addition, Mrs. Coyle oversaw the implementation of Naviance, the school’s college guidance management and communications system, and during her tenure, served as the SAT test center coordinator.

Mrs. Coyle’s Commitment to the Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas (Truth, Unity and Love), ongoing professional development, and a genuine love for her students have been at the core of her work in Catholic education.  Her recent attendance at  the Augustinian Values Institute in San Diego, CA facilitated a dynamic exchange of ideas with fellow educators from across North America, Ireland, England, and Australia.

Prior to working at St. Augustine Prep, Mrs. Coyle taught mathematics, religion, and reading at St. Peter’s School in Merchantville, NJ.  She is a graduate of Rowan University and holds a NJ Certificate in School Leadership. Mrs. Coyle resides in Vineland with her husband and two children and is a parishioner of St. Padre Pio Parish.

 

 

“We couldn’t be more pleased to find someone of Mrs. Coyle’s caliber to lead OLMA into the next chapter in its long tradition of preparing young women for college and beyond.  OLMA is well known for its unique blend of experiential academics, leadership opportunities, extra-curricular programs, and spirit of sisterhood.  Mrs. Coyle embraces the school’s proud history and looks forward to enhancing all that OLMA has to offer for current and future students.”

— Kenneth Figgs, President, OLMA Advisory Board