Bridgette Ouimette (formerly Will) hails from a family of all-girls school alumnae in Maryland, herself an alumna of Notre Dame Preparatory. Bridgette earned a B.A. in Political Science from Towson University, as well as an M.A. in Teaching from the University of Southern California. She also holds a teaching credential in Secondary Social Studies. Bridgette comes to OLP (by way of OLP) from the Center for the Advancement of Girls at The Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia, another NCGS member school. There she has served as the Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships, overseeing internal research initiatives, partnering with universities and colleges to bring girl-centered studies to AIS and developing strategic partnerships that bring a distinct advantage to AIS students. Additionally, at Agnes Irwin she has taught Women’s Health and Human Rights, a course born out of a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, and furthered by AIS’ partnership with the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University. Bridgette is passionate about bringing intentionality and research to educating girls. She believes that from policies to curriculum and programming, every decision should be made through the lens of research on what is best for girls. Bridgette cannot wait to return to the OLP family! When she is not Pinning pictures of dogs, she enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, yoga and binge-watching true crime shows. This position will serve under the Director of Institutional Advancement and work closely with the Head of School.