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The Mercy Education Conference is an annual event to encourage collaboration, sharing and furthering the Mercy charism. All education ministries that are part of the Mercy Education System of the Americas are invited to attend.

The conference format provides time for learning, group sharing and networking.

  • Keynote presentation(s) on a Mercy Critical Concern as it applies to the ministry of education.
  • Engaging panels and workshops.
  • Spiritual reflections connecting to our Mercy mission.
  • Opportunity to visit and learn more about the host school.
  • Evening activity to experience the flavor of the host city.


Hosted by Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 18-19, 2019

We are grateful for the work of the 2019 Mercy Education Conference Committee:

Kimberly Baxter – Associate Director for Programs and Services – Mercy Education System of the Americas
Karen L. Calta – Assistant Directress, Faculty & Curriculum – Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, NJ)
Angie Collins – Principal – Mount St. Mary Academy (Little Rock, AR)
Whitney Faires – Vice Principal – Mount St. Mary Catholic High School (Oklahoma City, OK)
Anne Knapke – Principal – Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary School (Spring House, PA)
Holly McCoy-Committee Chairperson – Assistant Principal for Student Life –  Mercy High School (Omaha, NE)
Sarah Peace – Principal – Mercy Academy  (Louisville, KY)



Thank you to Merion Mercy Academy, the host school for the 2018 conference.


Mercy secondary educators have shared a rich history of an annual conference begun by founding women whose vision dates back to 1977. The first conference was held in 1981. The Mercy Education Association provided the locus of sharing between and among Mercy secondary educators, with a purpose of collaboration, sharing, and furthering the charism of Mercy. When the Network for Mercy Education was formed in 1999 the decision was made to walk a parallel path with the focus of MSEA uniquely on the annual conference. The journey continued with the conference coming under the auspices of the Network in 2010 primarily to provide support services. It remained planned by a Mercy Secondary Education Conference (MSEC) Committee. Another moment of inclusion occurred in 2013. The registration cover letter from MSEC for the 2013 conference included, “This year, we (MSEC) are pleased that members of the Mercy Elementary Education Network (MEEN) will share in the conference.” (Members of MEEN had hosted a unique conference through 2013.) This inclusive participation continued. In 2016 the conference celebrated its 35th anniversary.

MSEA Historical Documents and Conference Proceedings are on file.
MSEA Board History 1984-2011
Transition to MSEC affirmed October 2010
Mercy Secondary Education Conference Committee 2011-2016
Mercy Secondary Education Conference History through 2016

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