About

Leadership

Amy Pickral '95, Head of School
Welcome! It is my great honor and privilege to serve as the head of school for Saint Gertrude High School. This special place has been an integral part of my life since before I was born. As the daughter of a graduate and a graduate myself, I am now also blessed to watch my daughters follow in the SGHS tradition.

Founded a century ago by bold and visionary women of faith, Saint Gertrude High School has a long history of preparing and inspiring young women to better their communities. A hallmark of a Benedictine monastic community is that they are a people of place; the love and intention that Benedictines pour into the communities they create is palpable. Saint Gertrude teachers continue that legacy daily in both big and small ways. Our students feel that they are uniquely valued, and our teachers strive to support each girl in finding her passion and her voice.

Through immersion in exceptional academics, extensive service opportunities, a vibrant athletics program, and exposure to high quality visual and performing arts instruction, each girl begins to forge her own path on campus, learning to seek what is right and what is kind. Saint Gertrude graduates report that they are more confident in college classrooms than peers who attended co-ed high schools, and that they continue to pursue ways to contribute to their communities, at college and beyond.

Choosing Saint Gertrude will impact your daughter’s future, well beyond her formative adolescent years. She will thank you time and time again for gifting her lifelong friends, a campus that she considers a second home, and teachers who pour themselves into shaping her both in and out of the classroom.

The foundation here at Saint Gertrude of raising well-adjusted, resilient young women is tried and true–small classes, well-trained, passionate, and supportive teachers, along with infinite opportunities to shine and to goof-up in front of friends who are like sisters. It’s a phenomenal transformation time and time again, and I hope to watch your daughter make that transformation here at SGHS.

Amy Roussy Pickral '95

Saint Gertrude Leadership

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jesse Grapes

    Jesse Grapes 

    President
  • Photo of Drew Mugford

    Drew Mugford 86

    Principal
  • Photo of Amy Pickral

    Amy Pickral 95

    Saint Gertrude Head of School
  • Photo of Amanda Esparza

    Amanda Esparza 

    Academic Dean