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St. Paul's girls school names new head

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A New Orleans educator has been named the new head of the St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville.

Penny Bach Evins, who currently heads the lower division of Isidore Newman School, will take on her new post in July, SPSG's board of trustees announced.

Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Judith C. Ensor, the board's president and an SPSG alumna, said in a prepared statement that Evins was "an exceptional role model for our girls."

The Isidore Newman School, the alma mater of NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning and writer Michael Lewis, is a non-denominational school founded in 1903. Evins headed the school's 400-student lower division for five years, transforming its curriculum and creating the "Newman Way," a character education program based on core values of honesty, kindness, respect and responsibility, according to SPSG.

Evins is the 10th head of the St. Paul's girls school, succeeding Lila B. Lohr, the Interim leader who took over when Monica Gillespie resigned last year and became head of St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C.

A native of New Orleans, Evins received a bachelor's degree in English and a master's of education from the University of Virginia. She is married and the mother of two children; the family will live in Ivywood, the on-campus home of SPSG's Head of School.

"To serve as St. Paul's School for Girls' next Head of School is an exceptional and rare opportunity," Evins said in a prepared statement. "The school's Episcopal heritage, commitment to educating girls for the global world, preeminent faculty and facilities allow for growth and excellence on every level."

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