President Eileen Davidson is pleased to announce the selection of Kimberly Saxton as the new Athletic Director of The Ursuline School, effective August 1, 2019. Ms. Saxton will take on the role from Maureen Kern, who is retiring after a 25-year career at The Ursuline School.
Ms. Saxton brings to Ursuline 15 years' experience working in public and private school education and athletics. She has coached in several school districts, most recently in the Peekskill City School District, where she assisted the Athletic Director and coached girls' basketball. In addition, she taught physical education at Peekskill High School, mentored teachers, co-led professional development, and served on several building and district-wide committees. Ms. Saxton also has served as interim Athletic Director at Peekskill High School.
Ms. Saxton is an alumna of The Ursuline School, Class of 2000, and enjoyed playing for the Koala soccer and basketball teams. She says, "Ursuline shaped and influenced me to become the woman and scholar that I am today. I am excited to be returning home to my alma mater."
She received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of New Haven, where she was a four-year starter and three-year captain of the basketball team. Ms. Saxton then completed a master's degree in Education/Physical Education from Queens College. She pursued further studies in administration at Mercy College and earned certificates of advanced study in both School Building Leadership and School District Leadership.
Eileen Davidson said to the Ursuline school community, "Please join me in welcoming Ms. Saxton back to our school community in her new role as Athletic Director. I am confident that Ms. Saxton and our Athletic Department will carry on the world class program that Mrs. Kern has built during her time at The Ursuline School."
The Ursuline School is a member of the NY State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and Section 1 Athletics, Conference 1. Our 6th grade teams participate in the CYO League. We offer 35 teams in 13 sports. The Ursuline School is very proud of the fine tradition of excellence in its athletic program. We encourage our student athletes to strive for success both in the classroom and in their team effort.