John T. Kennedy joined Eastside Catholic as President of Eastside Catholic School in July 2015. Mr. Kennedy previously served as Assistant Headmaster at Wakefield School, an independent, co-ed, college preparatory school located 45 miles west of Washington, D.C. "With over 25 years of school administrative experience and a deep Catholic faith, we believe Mr. Kennedy is the right person to guide and strengthen the Mission and Touchstones of Eastside Catholic School," said Board of Trustee Co-Chairs Jim Alling and Kurt Reasoner.
"The opportunity to represent Eastside Catholic's distinguishing characteristics of academic excellence, relationships and servant leadership is an honor. To be able to address topics with a global perspective and a commitment to providing educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational and economic backgrounds is exciting. Very few schools can match the quality of faculty, staff and students as well as community support and involvement that are clearly evident at EC."
Mr. Kennedy has benefited from a Catholic education starting in grade school, through high school and college/university work. He earned aMaster in Education Leadership from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Niagara University, New York with additional course work at Manhattan College, Georgia Southern University and Vanderbilt University.
On September 9, please join us on campus for the Presidential InstallationCeremony at the Mass of the Holy Spirit presided over by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain.