When Ms. Lynch announced her retirement last fall there was no way of knowing that the last three months of her career in education would be unlike any of her experiences over her more than 40-year career. However, being the dedicated educator she is, she quickly adjusted and led the Holy Trinity faculty through an academic quarter of e-learning. Because of Ms. Lynch’s skilled leadership, our students did not miss a day of education, switching to our online learning environment on Monday, March 16, after announcing on Friday, March 13 that our building would be closed due to Covid-19. She successfully worked over the spring months to ensure that students had the resources they needed and remained engaged in learning, despite being physically distanced from Holy Trinity. Ms. Lynch also prioritized community building among students and staff in our new virtual environment, putting into action the Holy Cross commitment to educate both hearts and minds.
Additionally, Ms. Lynch has worked tirelessly over the past several weeks to help to plan for the upcoming school year and has helped our incoming Principal, Dr. Quincy Paden ‘95, transition into his new role.
The dedication Ms. Lynch has shown over the past few months is only the latest example of invaluable leadership at Holy Trinity for the past six years and throughout her entire career. As an educator, she has consistently demonstrated her desire to help all students succeed.
Words cannot fully express the gratitude the Holy Trinity community has for Ms. Lynch and the commitment she has shown our students, faculty, and staff. She will always be a special part of the Holy Trinity family and we wish her a joyous, well-earned retirement!