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Thomas E. Nunan, Jr. Appointed 1st President of Bishop Fenwick

Fenwick and partner school St. Mary’s Danvers go to the next level of excellence by appointing first president.

Peabody, MA, March 20, 2019 --( The Board of Trustees of Bishop Fenwick High School is pleased to announce that it has selected Thomas E. Nunan, Jr. to serve as Fenwick's first President, effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Nunan brings to Fenwick 34 years of Catholic school experience and leadership, most recently as the founding Head of School at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston, MA. There, Mr. Nunan was central in creating a vibrant school culture from two existing schools while assembling an exemplary faculty/staff, developing a rigorous and responsive curriculum, and providing myriad opportunities for students’ intellectual, personal, moral, and spiritual growth. Prior to SJP, Mr. Nunan spent 27 years at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, MA. There his roles included Chair of the Theology Department; Director, Senior Service Program; Director, New Orleans Service Program; NEASC Self-Study Leader; and a member of various school committees and projects. Mr. Nunan also led and mentored students as their soccer, hockey, lacrosse, and tennis coach.

Mr. Nunan was identified as the new leader after the Fenwick Board commenced a national search to succeed Head of School, Brother Thomas Zoppo, FSC. While the Fenwick community welcomes Mr. Nunan, we share our profound appreciation for Brother Thomas’s outstanding leadership and accomplishments over the last six years. His contributions ensure Fenwick is well-positioned for the future. We are deeply grateful to Brother Thomas.

Known as an inspirational leader with a strong strategic focus, as president, Mr. Nunan will ensure academic excellence at Fenwick and St. Mary’s as both schools continue to educate the whole student. He will serve as the primary representative of these institutions to the larger community and ensure the excellence of their missions, cultures, and operations.

In Mr. Nunan’s words:

“Being the school of choice for Catholic, co-ed, college-prep education on the North Shore, I am honored and privileged to lead Fenwick and its extraordinary people into a bright and dynamic future.”

Mr. Nunan received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy (Phi Beta Kappa) and M.Ed. in Religious Education from Boston College. Mr. Nunan completed the Lynch Leadership Academy and the Emmaus Program, both at Boston College.

According to Dan Dunn, Chair of the Fenwick Board of Trustees:
“We are very excited about Fenwick’s new chapter, and the many opportunities for achievement we offer our students. We know that with Mr. Nunan’s leadership, we are poised to elevate Fenwick and St. Mary’s to their next levels of excellence.”

About Bishop Fenwick High School: Fenwick is a Catholic, academically rigorous, and supportive four-year co-educational college preparatory school dedicated to creating an environment where all students can strive for and achieve excellence intellectually, spiritually, and creatively, as well as recognize their responsibility to serve others. Bishop Fenwick graduates attend the nation’s top colleges and universities.

About St. Mary of the Annunciation, Danvers: St. Mary’s provides a rigorous academic program for students Pre-K–8 through the combination of the best of classical education methods with modern teaching techniques. With a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, their experienced, dedicated faculty blend experiential learning methods, leadership programs, and a structured routine so that students learn the subjects at hand and the context of the information. They empower each child to reach their full potential, encouraging scholarship, service, and self-discipline.

Dan Dunn, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Contact info: 781-760-3462
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