Congratulations to Margot DiCairano Durkin ’66, who recently received the “2020 Alumni Achievement Award” from her college alma mater Salve Regina University. Margot is a 2013 recipient of the Academy’s Distinguished Alumnae Award. She retired as the head of Brown Academy in Virginia in 2014, culminating a more than four-decade career in education that included teaching, institutional advancement and administration. Her strategic vision for Browne, a K-8 independent school, developed both digital excellence and financial resources. Margot was the Academy’s first full-time development director, was actively involved with the Alumnae Association and also served on the Holy Cross Board of Trustees. Her career also took her from the elementary classroom to administration at the Bullis School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.
Margot earned a Master of Science in administration from Trinity Washington University and a certificate in independent school leadership from the Principal's Center at Harvard University. Married for 50 years to James V. Durkin, she has two adult children, Timothy and Meredith. She enjoys beach life, reading, bridge and her schnauzer, Roxie Hart.