Board of Directors Announces Leadership Update

Mercy McAuley High School’s Board of Directors announces a leadership change update. At the end of June, Mercy McAuley’s Board announced that Jennifer Fellinger was named President of Mercy McAuley. Since then, Jennifer's plans have changed, and she has decided not to assume the role of President. As a community of Mercy, we offer Jennifer and her family our gratitude, support and prayers. Jennifer issued the following statement regarding her decision:

“In recent days, a significant and difficult change in personal circumstances has caused our family to have to adjust plans and remain in Michigan. While we are devastated beyond words that we are unable to make the move, we also believe in a God that works in mighty and mysterious ways. As heartbroken as I am, I am also confident that the next President will be equally enthusiastic about Mercy McAuley's future and its promise for continued growth. My love for Mercy McAuley is as strong as ever, and I regret that I will miss the opportunity to lead such a strong, forward-thinking community of students, faculty, staff and alumnae. I believe with all my heart that a Mercy McAuley education is unparalleled, and that this world needs Women of Mercy.” -Jennifer Fellinger

The Mercy McAuley Board of Directors appointed Denise Krueger, Ph.D., as President of Mercy McAuley, effective immediately. Dr. Krueger, a 1980 alumna of McAuley High School, has served in various roles within the school community, most recently as Mercy McAuley’s Board Chair since 2018. She has extensive experience in education, having served as a professor of mathematics at Mount St. Joseph University for the past 16 years. During her time at Mount St. Joseph, she also served in roles including chairperson for the departments of Mathematics and Computing.

Dr. Krueger earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with Business Option from Xavier University, and her Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Virginia Tech. She has achieved numerous awards during her career, including the Excellence in Education Award from Ohio Magazine, the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities Award for Outstanding Teacher, and the Mount St. Joseph Excellence in Teaching Award and Emerging Scholar Award. Dr. Krueger has three grown children and resides in Harrison, Ohio.

As President, Dr. Krueger will serve as the administrative leader of the school, responsible for the overall management of the school, including its development and growth as part of Mercy Education.  In this position, she will play a lead role in furthering the school’s mission, developing long-range strategic plans, and guiding enrollment growth through oversight of the leadership team, stewardship of the school’s financial resources, and building relationships with students and families, faculty and staff, alumnae, benefactors, and members of the Greater Cincinnati community.

“Mercy education is my heart, my soul, and my passion,” said Dr. Krueger. “I am truly blessed to have the honor of serving this incredible school community as President. I am excited to walk alongside our employees, students, parents, alumnae, benefactors and friends in taking Mercy McAuley High School to even greater heights. We have a very strong and bright future ahead at Mercy McAuley High School, and I look forward to carrying on our mission of providing young women with an outstanding Catholic, Mercy education.”

Latin Students Receive Honors at Ohio Latin Convention!

Congratulations to our Latin students, who received many honors and awards at the 2021 Ohio Junior Classical League Virtual Latin Convention! Twenty-two schools from across Ohio participated, and 300 delegates competed virtually over three days. Two Mercy McAuley students ranked in the Top 10 Latin Students statewide: Kaitlyn Sansone (#5) and Adelaide Lindner (#10). See the images below or click HERE for the full list of students who were honored, and congratulations to our Latin teacher, Mrs. Rachel Kless!



34 Latin Students Receive Honors for National Latin Exam Results!

Congratulations to the following Latin students, who received the following awards for their performance on the National Latin Exam! Congratulations also to our Latin teacher, Mrs. Rachel Kless!

Students Honored at Academic Awards Celebration

Mercy McAuley held its Academic Awards Celebration on Wednesday, April 28 for students and their parents. Members of the Mercy McAuley faculty individually selected these students to recognize their effort and excellence in each curriculum. Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding academic achievements!


Congratulations, NHS Inductees!

Congratulations to the following Mercy McAuley students, who were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on April 20.


  • Emily Acito
  • Elizabeth Dodd
  • Grace Hageman
  • Anna Horton
  • Ellen Meiners
  • Maggie Meiners
  • Anna Melchers
  • Jacqueline Nichols
  • Norah Ramahi
  • Georgia Staab
  • Melena Tesfu


  • Isabella Adkins
  • Jordan Birdsong
  • Anna Carroll
  • Ella Davis
  • Michaeline Disbennett
  • Katelyn Dollries
  • Olivia Duker
  • Keelin Elmer
  • Ryleigh Fearn
  • Morgan Fightmaster
  • Katherine Frazee
  • Nicole Griebel
  • Audrey Hare
  • Grace Helmers
  • Brooke Hube
  • Kaitlyn Huschart
  • Sydney Huseman
  • Abigail Johnston
  • Emma Jones
  • Leah Kallmeyer
  • Adelaide Lindner
  • Claire Noe
  • Jocelyn Obszarski
  • Julia Poli
  • Jessica Roell
  • Leah Russell
  • Lizzie Schloss
  • Grace Schreyer
  • Aubrey Sess
  • Megan Sunderman
  • Ava Surendorff
  • Julia Verhoff
  • Sabrina Warren
  • Abigail Weissmann
  • Allison Weissmann
  • Lindsay Woodard