Emily Aldrich named Director of Strategic Communications

Today, Principal Dr. Matt Buckley announced that Mrs. Emily Aldrich has been promoted to Director of Strategic Communications at St. Patrick Catholic High School. As Director of Strategic Communications, Aldrich will oversee St. Patrick Catholic High School’s internal and external communications; print and digital publications; social media strategies; marketing; the production of promotional photography, videography, and graphic design; and media relations.

Patrick Miller, Senior Director of Advancement, said, “We are excited to have Mrs. Aldrich serve in a leadership role within the Office of Advancement. With her background in news production and communication, she is an immediate asset to engage alumni, parents, students, and friends to foster support for our Catholic mission.”

“Communication, public relations, branding, and marketing are critical components of our daily operations here at St. Patrick,” said Principal Dr. Matt Buckley.  “Emily’s experience and dedication to our school make her an exceptional candidate as our Director of Strategic Communications.  I am thrilled to announce her as part of our leadership team and look forward to working with her in this new role.”

Aldrich is a native of Coastal Mississippi and holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in health and wellness education from Tulane University.  She is married to Chris Aldrich, and they have one son, Fenway.


St. Patrick Catholic High School is a faith-based, college preparatory high school in Biloxi, Mississippi, and named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019. Established in 2007, St. Patrick is the premier secondary educational institution in South Mississippi and strives each day to Educate Scholars, Train Disciples, and Support Champions. St. Patrick is proud to report a 100% college matriculation rate, ACT and SAT scores that far exceed the state and national averages, and a rich history of Catholic education founded in the traditional roots of our legacy schools of St. John High School, Mercy Cross High School, Notre Dame High School, and Sacred Heart Academy.