Shop Talk: Dr. Kimberly Field-Marvin
Headmistress, Louise S. McGehee School
Tell us what led you to join McGehee?
From the moment that I began to learn about McGehee and the people associated with it, I felt a strong connection. McGehee women are independent, smart, full of integrity and are committed to serving their community. I cannot imagine a more interesting and innovative place to be an educational leader.
What makes McGehee different?
McGehee is the only non-denominational all-girls’ school in New Orleans. For its 106-year history, McGehee has been committed to the individual girl, in knowing her well and providing experiences and opportunities for her.
What advantages does single-sex education provide?
There are many advantages for girls. For one, the learning environment is created with girls in mind and graduates of girls’ schools tend to go on to take on roles at the highest level of leadership.
How do you like living in New Orleans?
New Orleans is a wonderfully relational city; while there’s still so much for us to learn, my husband and I quickly fell in love with it and are proud to call it home.
What are you most excited about in the future for the school?
Educating women to take on important roles in our world has never been more important than it is right now.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Miss McGehee’s original mission (“To provide a rigorous college-preparatory education to girls in an inclusive environment which fosters self-esteem, encourages high personal standards, addresses individual student needs, and emphasizes active student participation in the learning process.”) called me to New Orleans, and serves to guide all of us today, and into the future, just as it did in 1912. I have found my new home.
Louise S. McGehee School
2343 Prytania St.