Faculty / Cathy Conley

Administrative Role: Admissions Assistant and Assistant College Counselor

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Department: Student Services

Ms. Conley has been an educator for more than 25 years in Long Beach, Fort Bragg, and Santa Cruz, California. She taught at Santa Cruz Montessori School beginning in 2004 and has been the Development Director there since 2015. She is thrilled to be working with students again in both the college counseling office and the admissions office. Ms. Conley’s twins, Sam and Katie Merikallio, graduated from Kirby in 2016 and are beginning their senior years in college.


  • B.A., Psychology, Stanford University
  • California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Long Beach
  • College Counselor Certificate, UCLA (to be completed June 2020)

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