Catherine Lowney is the vice principal at St. Mary School where she started in 2010 as part of the faculty team. Appointed to her current leadership position in 2018, she also serves as the 8th grade homeroom teacher and a junior high language arts instructor. Mrs. Lowney graduated from St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in business administration. She earned her Master of Arts degree in English and American literature from University of Missouri, Columbia, and she holds a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Lowney previously worked in the educational publishing world helping K-12 schools with textbook adoptions, and creating and marketing products for school libraries. She believes that reading and writing are lifelong sports, and it is her job to develop great players. “I believe that the foundation of Catholic education is looking at what we learn through a lens of faith. Students in my classes learn to read and write, but also consider questions of morality when analyzing literature. This approach results in graduates who are critical thinkers, confident in their ability to express themselves and live the Word.” Mrs. Lowney’s daughters graduated from St. Mary School, and in her down time, she loves to read, walk her dog, travel and laugh.