St. Croix District
Committees: Policies, Rules and Regulations; Public, Private Sector Liaison; Executive Committee
Mary L. Moorhead is known as “Peggy” to childhood acquaintances. She is the last child, the only girl in a family of four children where education was a priority. Mary integrated a private boarding high school in Pennsylvania for three years, and then returned home to graduate from St. Joseph High School.
Mary was encouraged to attend Catholic University of Ponce, P.R. because her parents believed their children should be bilingual.
Mary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with concentrations in English and Math. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from New York Graduate University in N.Y. Mary completed credits in Administration and Supervision from the College of the Virgin Islands.
In 2002, Mary retired from the Virgin Islands Department of Education after thirty years of teaching in secondary education. There are accomplishments during her career and since her retirement that are worth noting. As a member of the St. Croix Hotel & Tourism Association, Mary chaired the Education Committee that produced the customer service campaign, " Good morning, Good afternoon, Good night, Give a Warm Crucian Greeting". Mary integrated Caribbean / Virgin Islands History and culture in her classes and fostered her students' awareness and knowledge of the tourism industry. As a founder and director of History, Culture & Tradition Foundation, Inc., Mary promoted the re-enactments of historical events as an educational tool.
Mary was elected as a delegate of the Fifth Constitutional Convention and served as its secretary and Chair of the Education Committee. Finally, Mary was successful in initiating support to pass legislation for public schools' first semester to end by December 23rd of each year beginning with school year 2013-14.
Mary L. Moorhead strongly believes a quality education with proper support and assistance can carry any child to whatever heights he/she desires, and Mary will "do anything necessary" to provide that.
Mary has two children, Copley Evans and Cheray Reid-Womack.