Meet Ms. Caitlin McKay
October 1, 2014
To Ms. Caitlin McKay it is easy to recruit girls to attend Mercy because she knows the school from a Mercy girl perspective. A 2011 graduate, Ms. McKay was most involved in athletics during her time at Mercy. She played volleyball, basketball, was vice president of the Girls’ Athletic Association (GAA), received the Outstanding Sports Woman Award and even shared the fun fact that she played golf! But Ms. McKay was not just involved in sports she served on steering committee, as an ambassador, Field Day exercise captain her sophomore, junior and senior year and was the recipient of the Flame Award.
Ms. McKay knew she wanted to come back to Mercy. She stayed in connection with teachers and when word reached Ms. Faith Erline, director of admissions, that now Towson University student Caitlin McKay needed a place to intern, she was kind enough to help her set up an internship. She now assists Ms. Erline recruiting middle schoolers to attend Mercy. Ms. McKay stated that being back at Mercy is exciting, but so much has changed in three years. She is not used to calling teachers by their first names, nor is she accustomed to seeing Ms. Marion out of hoodies and tennis shoes.
Ms. McKay says that Mercy helped prepare her for college tremendously because she is now a more confident woman especially in the larger college classroom settings. She even shared advice with the present Mercy girls. She advises 12th graders to “definitely value the relationships because it goes by fast so have fun and enjoy your time.” Ms. McKay advises all the 9th, 10th and 11th graders to “get involved in Mercy.”