Mary Arledge received a M.Ed. in Catholic School Leadership and Administration from Marymount University and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Nichols State University. She serves as Principal of St. Francis Xavier Elementary. Growing up in a Catholic environment of home and school, she feels strongly about Catholic education. Her beliefs focus on teaching the whole child, where students receive an excellent academic education as well as learning about and following in the footsteps of Jesus. She is a member of the National Catholic Education Association
, and received the WLBT Sunshine Award for Teacher of the Week.