Dr. Michael A. Marinelli '76, Headmaster, is pleased to announce that Katie Eissler Thiel has been selected to succeed Mr. John Jordan '80 as Principal of Archmere Academy, effective July 1, 2020. Mrs. Thiel has taught French at Archmere since 2014, and in 2017, she was named Chair of the World Languages and Cultures Department. Prior to her teaching career at Archmere, she has taught in the Pennsbury School District, University of Delaware, and Université de Caen, France. She received a B.A. in French and Education, magna cum laude, from Gettysburg College and a M.A. with honors in French Language and Literature from the University of Delaware.
On January 13, the Archmere girls basketball team defeated McKean 58-17, making headlines for their strong defensive game. Archmere improved to 6-4 and plays today Thursday at home at 6:15 p.m. against Delaware Military Academy.
From the Dialog article: "Archmere’s girls basketball team might have been hitting from three-point territory and scored nearly 60 points at McKean on Jan. 13, but the Auks’ big victory was largely due to their defense. The Auks did not allow the Lady Highlanders to reach double digits in any quarter and rolled to a 58-17 victory."
Ten Auks reached the scoreboard, including three in double figures: Fiona Teaney '20 scored 14 points, Madison Stewart '20 scored 12 points and Lauren Kim '22 scored 11 points.
Archmere's Head Soccer Coach, Bob Bussiere, has been named to the Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) Hall of Fame. Bob led the Archmere team to a 14-1 record and State Championship Title this season, the first State Championship ever for the school. The DYSA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at the end of January.