Mrs. McNutt was named Head of School in 2019, and she has served the Diocese of Arlington as an educator and school administrator since 2009. She became a student in the diocese when her family moved to the area and St. Louis parish in 1977. Mrs. McNutt is a proud graduate of St. Mary’s Academy (SMA ’87), the wife of a Bishop Ireton alum (BI '87), and the mother of four Bishop Ireton graduates and one current Bishop Ireton student. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Developmental Reading, and she obtained her Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Marymount University, with a K-12 supervision license from the state of Virginia. Before coming to Bishop Ireton High School, Mrs. McNutt taught in public and private schools in Northern Virginia; she worked for a government contracts law firm in Washington, DC; and she worked for The New Teacher Project Fellows Program. She managed multiple construction projects during her time as assistant principal and principal at St. Louis Catholic School in Alexandria, Va. and is currently the Vice President of the Arlington Diocese Principals’ Association.
As Head of School, Mrs. McNutt is the chief administrator of Bishop Ireton, charged with facilitating the school’s mission and meeting the goals of the school’s long-term strategic plan. She manages all areas of Bishop Ireton’s programming, Catholic identity and Salesian spirituality, fundraising, admissions, marketing and communications, facilities and building projects, financial planning and management, recruitment, alumni relations and athletics.