Mercy High School welcomes a new president
May 24, 2023
A Fort Dodge, Iowa, Catholic school administrator will be the next president at Mercy High School in Omaha, the school has announced.
Mary Gibb – former president of St. Edmond Catholic School in Fort Dodge – will become Mercy’s third president, effective July 1. She replaces Sister of Mercy Delores Hannon, who served as school president for 14 years.
The high school’s board of directors “was particularly drawn to Ms. Gibb’s skill set as a leader,” the board said in a press release.
Nicole Hahn Jesse, chair of the board, touted Gibb’s ability to unite, her vision to enhance enrollment and her background in Catholic education.
“I am honored and excited to be named the next president of Mercy High School,” Gibb said in the press release. “To be at an all-girls, Catholic school, with such a strong commitment to the entire Omaha community is a delight. I thrive in settings where I am building relationships and making connections for a cause as important as Mercy’s dedication to educating young women.”
Gibb has served as a middle and high school science teacher for Malvern (Iowa) Community School District and a school counselor for 19 years in Malvern, West Des Moines and Fort Dodge in Iowa.
Since 2013, she had served as president at St. Edmond.
She earned a master of science degree in school counseling from Creighton University and a pre-kindergarten-12 principal/special education supervisor certification from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.
Gibb’s daughter, Lauren, will join her at Mercy as a junior next fall.
Gibb and her husband of 25 years, Judd, also have a son, Andrew, a senior at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.