Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson
On February 22, 2011, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien named Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson Superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Dr. Edmondson had held the position in an interim capacity for seven months, beginning her tenure in July, 2011.
Dr. Edmondson began her work in the Archdiocese of Baltimore when she was appointed the Founding Principal of School of the Incarnation in 2000. She was honored with the Distinguished Principal’s Award in 2004 for her vision and direction in making School of the Incarnation exemplary institution and vibrant community. During her tenure the school’s enrollment flourished, welcoming 50 students in 2000 and within in a brief six year history, educating more than 750 students in grades K-8. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Edmondson worked in the Archdiocese of Washington where she served the principal at St. Ambrose School in Cheverly, Maryland from 1995-2000.
Dr. Edmondson has broad classroom experience, having taught at the elementary level for the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ, and the Archdiocese of Washington, as well as the collegiate level having served as an adjunct professor for ten years at George Washington University while serving as the Associate Director of Residence Life.
Dr. Edmondson holds degrees in Psychology (BA) and Educational Psychology (MA) from Montclair State University and a Doctorate in Education, Human Development from The George Washington University. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Edmondson and her husband are proud parents of four children, all who attend Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.