Katie LaRue comes to Madeira after serving as associate director of Athletics at Mercersburg Academy, where she managed logistics for 45 teams and served as head girls’ basketball and volleyball coach, as well as being an integral part of the residential life programs. As a coach, LaRue has successfully developed winning programs with strong cultures. During her tenure as Mercersburg Academy’s head girls’ basketball coach, the program re-established itself as a competitive force. In 2016, Mercersburg had its most successful season in program history, winning its first-ever Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association championship, and LaRue was voted Public Opinion Coach of the Year. Prior to her time at Mercersburg, LaRue led her first basketball team at Asheville School to the Carolina Athletic Association Conference finals, upsetting the No. 1 seed along the way. Her players have earned many post-season honors and she has supported numerous athletes through the collegiate recruitment process.
Kelly Picardi came to The Madeira School in the fall of 2015 as the Head Varsity Volleyball and JV Basketball
Rod Montrie began working at Madeira in 1992. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland College Park. Mr. Montrie is a five-time Virginia State Independent Schools Coach of the Year, mostly recently in 2016 and was a recipient of the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association's David H. Robertson Award for Coaching Excellence.
Katie Grover joins the Madeira staff after four years at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA. Prior to being a Saint, she worked as the head athletic trainer at Vinton County High School in Ohio and the assistant athletic trainer at DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland. Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Lynchburg College and her Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University.