Sophia Academy Welcomes New Head of School

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophia Academy recently officially welcome its new head of school, Maura L. Farrell at an installation ceremony at the Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence, Rhode Island.


“We are delighted to officially welcome Maura to Sophia Academy,” said Alison Eichler, President of the Board of Trustees during the program. “With each passing milestone, it becomes more apparent: Sophia under Maura’s leadership will continue to provide our students a challenging, engaging education – in and out of the classroom.”

“I have nothing but excitement and love in my heart for the next generation of Sophia graduates,” said Taiwo Demola, Sophia Class of 2014, Classical Class of 2018 and soon-to-be freshman at Mt. Holyoke College, who offered her reflections on Sophia during the ceremony. “It is my pleasure to welcome the new head of school into a community that means so much to me.”

“Educating girls makes lives, families, and communities stronger,” Farrell said during her remarks. “And educating middle school girls well helps them navigate a crucial turning point in their lives.”

Most recently, Farrell was the associate head of school at Winchester Thurston in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.