HEAD OF SCHOOL
Sisters of Mercy (R.S.M.),
Ph.D., Curriculum and Teacher Education, Stanford University
M.A., Interactive Technology in Education, Harvard University
B.A., Mathematics, UC Berkeley
I love Mercy High School! It was my launching pad; even in the '60s, I never heard that my horizons were limited as a young woman and I went for it! My family, Mercy High School, and the Sisters of Mercy have all helped me to grow and to take advantage of the opportunities that have come my way...
Proud to be the first alumna Head of School, Sister Carolyn Krohn ’65, RSM, Ph.D. hopes to expand Mercy's Special Programs of Women in: Science and Healthcare, Performing Arts, Technology, and The Arts to include engineering and business. Her own academic history is the foundation for this aspiration.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Sister Carolyn graduated from Holy Name School and Mercy High School where she gained a true love for Mercy’s mission and a passion for learning. Sister earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Cal Berkeley. Having graduated in from Mercy in 1965, Sr. Carolyn "didn't know [that as a woman] she wasn't supposed to get" an A.B. in Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley.
She went on to earn a master’s degree in Interactive Technology in Education at Harvard University and a doctorate in Curriculum and Teacher Education at Stanford University. Sister Carolyn served as a member of Burlingame’s Regional Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy. She was a faculty member at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, where she taught in the School of Education and in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
"I am privileged to work with faculty, staff, and administrators who value the Mercy charism and support our students on a daily basis," she said. "We will continue to educate women to pursue lives of spiritual depth, determination, and daring action to improve their world."