Trinity Leadership Team

    • front of building


Laura Curley, President

Laura M. Curley has served as Trinity's President since November 2019. She grew up in the Norwood Park neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. She, and all six of her siblings, attended St. Thecla Elementary School and went on to single-gender Catholic high schools. Mrs. Curley is a graduate of  St. Louise de Marillac High School in Northfield. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Northern Illinois University and began her fundraising career in the mid-1990s. After earning an MBA in 2006 she found her niche fundraising for high-quality private schools like Science & Arts Academy in DesPlaines, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, and Notre Dame College Prep in Niles. Once at the helm at Trinity, she decided to pursue and has just completed her MEd in K-12 leadership. Mrs. Curley has been married for almost 25 years and her only son is a freshman at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Amy Gallie, Principal

Amy Gallie began her work as Trinity's principal in the summer of 2020. Currently in her fourth year, she likes to remind us that “she’s a senior now.” Ms. Gallie spent her childhood in Riverside and graduated from Nazareth Academy in 1988. She went on to study Latin American Studies and Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, graduating with a BA in 1992. After graduation, she wanted to deepen her knowledge of the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Between 1993 and 2019 she lived abroad, in northern Spain and Mexico City, with a brief hiatus in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Mexico City, Ms. Gallie found her home at the American School Foundation, teaching high school English and Theory of Knowledge, acting as academic dean, and finally as principal, the last position which she held for seven years.  In 2008 she received her MA in Education as part of an international cohort from SUNY Buffalo. She stepped away from education for a brief time to become a certified executive and life coach, and in 2016 opened AG Possibilities, a coaching and consulting firm.  In the summer of 2019, Ms. Gallie moved back to the Chicagoland area to be close to her father, and to provide her two daughters with the advantages of a U.S. education. Ms. Gallie's grandmother (‘36), mother (‘60), and oldest daughter (‘23)  are Trinity alumnae. Her youngest daughter will graduate in 2025.

Susie Bedell, VP of Student Life

Susie Bedell, who is completing her 18th year, currently serves as the Vice President of Student Life at Trinity High School.  She has an undergraduate degree in Theology from Boston College and a Master's degree from Loyola University Chicago.  Additionally, she studied Educational Leadership at Dominican University and holds an Illinois State Board of Education Principal License.  Mrs. Bedell has served the Trinity community in a variety of fashions throughout her tenure: as a theology instructor, Director of Student Activities, Director of Faculty Development, Executive Council Moderator, Director/Founder of the Junior Blazer Summer Camp Program, and currently as the Vice President of Student Life.  Walking with students on their individualized paths of empowered leadership is the greatest gift of her life.  She draws upon inspiration from Trinity’s founders, The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, and like them strives to create a student culture of confident belonging. Mrs. Bedell is the mother of two Future Blazers.

Maggie Carey, Dean

Maggie Carey is completing her 14th year at Trinity HIgh School.  She started her journey at Trinity High School in 2009 as a substitute and student teacher and went on to teach English for seven years before transitioning to Dean of Students in August of 2019.  Additionally, she has served as the DEI Coordinator since August of 2022.  Her educational philosophy is rooted in the unwavering belief that establishing relationships with students with authenticity, respect, and humor is essential in helping students through their journey of growth and development during their high school years. Mrs. Carey graduated from Loras College with an undergraduate degree in English Literature and continued her education journey by earning an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from DePaul University in 2012 and an M.A. in English Studies from Elmhurst University in 2014. 

Mrs. Carey relies greatly on the groundwork set by the Sinsinawa Dominican Founders of Trinity High School who believe fervently in women’s education and social justice.  Mrs. Carey grew up and resides in Chicago with her husband and three young daughters. 

Shena M. Keith, VP of Institutional Advancement

Shena McNamara Keith has been the Vice President of Institutional Advancement since 2019 overseeing Admissions, Marketing & Communications, Alumnae Relations, Development, and Special Events.  She is originally from St. Louis where she attended an all-girls, Catholic, college prep high school.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.  Mrs. Keith has over 25 years of advancement experience. Before Trinity, she worked at Loyola University Chicago and North Park University in a variety of advancement roles.  Mrs. Keith and her husband, Ben, are the proud parents of one Trinity graduate (who is now at Marquette University), a Trinity sophomore, and a Future Blazer.  She and her family have been involved with Trinity for many years--from summer camps to Trinity events. It is now a privilege for Mrs. Keith to serve this very special community and support Trinity's mission of empowering and educating young women.