Welcome Dr. Linda Lehmil!

The Society of Mary and the Reach for Excellence Board of Directors are happy to announce that Dr. Linda Lehmil will be the next Executive Director of Reach for Excellence beginning July 1, 2023.

Dr. Lehmil is currently teaching AP and other levels of French at Marist School. Dr. Lehmil brings 18+ years of teaching experience at the middle school, high school, and college levels as well as years of experience in the non-profit world. Dr. Lehmil’s non-profit experience includes research, monitoring, and evaluation of global programs in Hong Kong, Nepal, and the United States.

Dr. Lehmil is a first-generation college graduate who holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Tulane University as well as an M. Ed in Comparative & International Education & International Development (CIED) from Hong Kong University. Her B.A. and M.A. in Teaching Classic French and French as a Foreign Language were earned from Université Lumière Lyon II in France.

As the Share the Journey Club Moderator at Marist School, Dr. Lehmil continues to work with immigrant and underserved communities, guiding projects that mirror Reach for Excellence’s mission – to empower determined learners and expand their possibilities in the classroom, in the community, and in life.

Dr. Lehmil is excited and ready to embrace her passion and lead Reach for Excellence as its next Executive Director.