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JSerra Catholic High School Announces New Leadership Model

Mr. Richard Meyer, recently appointed President in November, will now be Headmaster, thus allowing for a greater role in guiding not only the business matters of the school but the academic matters as well.

Rich Meyer will be the new Headmaster at JSerra Catholic High School. Patch file photo.
Rich Meyer will be the new Headmaster at JSerra Catholic High School. Patch file photo.

JSerra Catholic High School recently made the following announcement: 

JSerra Catholic High School announces new head of school leadership model, to begin at the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

JSerra will be shifting from the President/Principal structure common for many diocesan schools to a Head of School model more commonly found in private, independent schools.

Mr. Richard Meyer, recently appointed President in November, will now be Headmaster, thus allowing for a greater role in guiding not only the business matters of the school but the academic matters as well.

“The shift in structure will afford me the opportunity to be more involved on campus with students, teachers, and parents. As an educator at heart, this is where my passion lies.”

This administrative change will also modify the roles of multiple staff. Founding staff member Eric Stroupe will move from his role as Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction to Head of Administration and Faculty. His primary function will be oversight of the day-to-day operations of the school. Donna Vandenberg will continue in her role as Head of Student Affairs.

In addition to these positions, two new roles have been created.

Dan Everett, a JSerra faculty veteran, has been appointed Head of Curriculum.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Everett will have direct oversight of the online and magnet programs, student educational resource program (SERP), and curriculum development across all disciplines.

With his B.A. and M.A in philosophy and current work toward a doctorate in educational leadership, Everett is well poised to ensure the alignment of these key components of the academic offerings to the mission of JSerra.

Finally, Director of Admissions, Mr. Andy Sulick, has been named Assistant Headmaster.

“This new title better reflects his involvement in many facets of the school and the confidence I have in his ability to provide insight and leadership in advancing JSerra further along the continuum of excellence,” said Meyer.


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