Undergraduate Degree: BA from Georgetown University
Graduate Degrees: MEd from the University of Notre Dame; MBA from Johns Hopkins University
My Path to Becoming an Administrator: After college, I taught middle school social studies and religion out in Sacramento, CA, with Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program. I quickly fell in love with Catholic education and its many unique joys, chief among them the daily opportunity to share the Gospel with young souls and minds. At the same time, I also realized that, for students, parents, and teachers to engage in their work effectively, schools need to establish and maintain strong systems, instructionally, operationally, and financially.
With that in mind, and eager to learn as much as I could about how good schools (and good school districts/dioceses) are run, I moved back to D.C. to work in public policy. I then earned my MBA from Johns Hopkins. After graduating from business school, I moved to Boston and re-entered the school setting as the Dean of Operations for Excel Academy, one of the top-performing charter networks in the country.
In addition to my experience in K–12 education, I’ve worked in government affairs for Catholic Relief Services, represented the U.S. Catholic Church on Capitol Hill, written for a leading Catholic men’s blog, and coached a variety of sports.
Hobbies Outside of School: I am a huge sports fan. I played four sports growing up (baseball, basketball, golf, and tennis) and continue to play all of them today. When I’m not engaging with our wonderful SPS community, you can probably find me on one of Cambridge’s many public basketball courts. I am also an avid reader, especially of fantasy and science fiction. Currently, I participate in a weekly book club centered on the works of famous Catholic genre authors, such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Gene Wolfe, and Walter M. Miller Jr.
Fun Fact(s) About Me: I am a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus; I did a brief, part-time stint as the news and reviews editor for a popular videogame website; I love to draw and took every drawing course that Georgetown offers.
"I quickly fell in love with Catholic education and its many unique joys, chief among them the daily opportunity to share the Gospel with young souls and minds." -Mr. Boyden