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Kevin McNulty '78 Named Interim President

Kevin McNulty, a graduate of the class of 1978, has been appointed Interim President of St. Joseph Regional High School.  He succeeds Barry Donnelly ’71, the school’s first President, who will retire on June 30 after 43 years of service to the school.

Mr. McNulty is currently the Assistant Headmaster of Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, a position he has held since 2007.  Prior to that, he was the Principal of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, New York, and spent eight years as a teacher, Department Chair, and the Academic Vice Principal of Bergen Catholic from 1991-1999.

The search for a new school president began in March and was conducted by a committee that included five members of the St. Joseph school community.   When that process did not identify a candidate the committee could endorse, McNulty agreed to serve as the Interim President while the search proceeds during the 2019-20 academic year.   At that time, he will have the opportunity to apply for the position on a permanent basis.

 “We are thrilled that someone with Mr. McNulty’s exceptional academic accomplishments will take over as the leader of St. Joseph Regional,” said Dr. Margaret Dames, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Newark.  “He brings a wealth of administrative experience and a tremendous Catholic presence to one of the premier high schools in our Archdiocese.”

McNulty has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University (2004-2007) and is currently a Secondary Schools Commissioner for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

He earned his BA in history and religious studies from Iona College, and his first MA in history from Fordham University.  He then completed a second Master’s in Educational Administration at Iona, and finally a third in Jewish Christian Studies at Seton Hall University.

Over the course of his career in education, McNulty has authored five theology textbooks and was co-author of Advanced Placement U.S. History, Book 2 and 3, all published by the Center for Learning in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.  In addition, he is a three-time presenter at the National Catholic Educational Association Conference, addressing the NCEA on the topics of “Service Learning in the Secondary School”, “Multiple Intelligences in the Multimedia Classroom” and “Integrating Technology across the Curriculum”.

 “I am excited by this opportunity, and the new challenges it presents,” said McNulty.  “It is especially gratifying to be able to return to my own high school to serve in this important role.”

“I have had the chance to work with Kevin in the past, and have been extremely impressed with his professionalism and expertise,” said outgoing President Donnelly.   “It is great to know that St. Joe’s will be led by such an accomplished educator.”

McNulty will assume his responsibilities at St. Joseph Regional on July 1.