Thomas Powell, president of Saint John’s Catholic Prep, announced Monday, January 11 that he plans to leave the school at the end of June. Dr. Powell has led the SJCP for the past six years. He plans to dedicate his time and attention to working with children with intellectual disabilities and their families. Over the last six years, he has presided over a steady increase in enrollment and raising the bar on academic rigor and standards. Dr. Powell stabilized the school’s finances, working with numerous lenders to simplify the debt and secure financing for facility expansion. He launched a capital campaign raising nearly $2M to date designed to support this expansion, as well as an endowment. The building expansion was completed and the construction of a new athletic stadium and turf field is ready to begin. Dr. Powell has led all of these efforts while enhancing Saint John’s Catholic Prep’s reputation as a joyful, spiritual Catholic community. We are truly grateful for his leadership.
Dr. Powell, President Stepping Down at the End of June