I have been impressed with Jeanne’s high standards for academics, athletics and the arts. I believe she has the experience and ability to take our athletic program to a new level of participation and competition.
Milford, CT (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
Lauralton Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanne Cooper as Athletic Director of Lauralton Hall effective July 1, 2014.
Ms. Cooper previously held the position of Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics for Hamden Public Schools from 2002 – 2013. Prior to her years in Hamden, she worked for the New Haven Public Schools. She held a number of positions during her time there, including: Athletic Director, Health and Physical Education teacher, and served as both the volleyball and softball coach.
Ms. Cooper is also a certified Athletic Administrator and coach, and actively participates in the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors as well as the National Association for Girl's and Women in Sports. Among other awards, Ms. Cooper has received the “Woman in Leadership Award” from the Women and Families Center of Central Connecticut.
“Jeanne brings a wealth of experience to the position having served as Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for Hamden Public Schools for 11 years,” says Dr. Antoinette (Toni) Iadarola, President of Lauralton Hall. “During the interview process, I have been impressed with Jeanne’s high standards for academics, athletics and the arts. She exudes a capable confidence, passion and energy. I believe she has the experience and ability to take our athletic program to a new level of participation and competition, and build on the fine work that Judy Gallagher has done over the past year as Interim Athletic Director.”
Lauralton Hall will be moving to the South Central Conference (SCC) of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) with the new academic year. The school offers a variety of seasonal sports including Tennis, Lacrosse, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Softball, Basketball, Golf, Basketball, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Ski, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving and Volleyball. Lauralton Hall most recently earned the State Championship in Basketball (2014) and Swimming (2012).
About Lauralton Hall
The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, is Connecticut’s first Catholic College-Prep school for girls. It was founded in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy.
Lauralton Hall's unique mission is to empower women for life in a community atmosphere dedicated to the Mercy tradition of pursuing knowledge, recognizing truth and responding to the needs of others.
Lauralton Hall offers a rigorous academic experience that develops the skills necessary for success in college and career. In addition, the school is proud to offer a supportive, caring, nurturing and fun-filled environment that teaches young women the importance of global vision and responsibility, spiritual growth, as well as the importance of compassion and service.
For more information about Lauralton Hall go to http://www.lauraltonhall.org or call (203) 877-2786.