A team of administrators oversees the day-to-day operations of the school. The President is head of school and chief executive officer. Faculty and staff members work in cooperation with the administrative team to fulfill the mission of Catholic High.


Dr. Barbara D. Nazelrod '68


Ph.D. in Curriculum & Administration, University of Maryland College Park
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Loyola College Maryland
B.A. in English, Loyola College Maryland

Mrs. Lisa Wetzel, M.A.S.


M.A.S. in Administrative Science, The Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School
B.A. in Biology with a Minor in English, Franklin and Marshall College

Mrs. Karen Gracki Mitchell '92

Dean of Students

M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Towson University
B.S. in English/Secondary Education, Towson University

Dr. Gwendolyn Grant

Director of Institutional Advancement

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL
M.S. in School Administration & Supervision, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
B.A. in English, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Robert Stead

Director of Finance

M.B.A. in Finance, University of Miami
B.S. in Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sister Ann Dutrow, OSF

Director of Mission

M.Ed. in Special Education, Loyola University Maryland
B.A. in Elementary Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Moderator: Human Trafficking Cohort, Cultural Diversity Council

Message From The President


Dear Friends of Catholic High,

Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn about Catholic High! As you look through our web site, I am confident that you will be impressed with our school: our academic programs, extracurricular activities, our mission and Franciscan identity. Each of these is a major part of who we have been since 1939 and who we are today.

Our college preparatory programs are inclusive to accommodate different types and abilities of learners. For students who may struggle in English or Math to students in Honors level courses, we stress encouraging each young woman to work to her potential in order to prepare her for a successful life beyond Catholic High.

In addition to our academic programs, our extracurricular activities are designed to engage students beyond the classroom. We offer athletics, vocal and instrumental music, art, language, and a variety of service-oriented clubs to meet the interests of our students. We encourage all students to be involved beyond the school day.

Our Mission and Franciscan identity define who we are. Modern times do not often afford young people the opportunity to truly learn and experience what is important and valuable in life. A Catholic High education is deeply rooted in our Franciscan identity and provides our students with daily opportunities to be empowered by Gospel values. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Catholic High is "dedicated to the education of young women in an environment that fosters Christian attitudes of dignity and respect for the human person and all of creation."

A Catholic High education is much more than a high school education. It is an education for life.

Thank you again for your interest in The Catholic High School of Baltimore! Please contact me personally should you have questions.

Lux Tua Luceat!


Barbara D. Nazelrod, Ph.D. '68

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Academics and Support Services

Academic Departments

Each academic discipline area is coordinated by a Department Chairperson. Please view the Faculty and Staff page to see a list of Faculty members by department. 

Support Services

The school offers students and their parents services that support the educational program. Included in this area are the Departments of Guidance, Library/Media, Health Services, Food Service, and an Athletic Trainer on staff.

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