David Brown is new principal of Cardinal Gibbons
After 30 years working in secondary education at Westminster High School, David Brown is transitioning to the Catholic school system as the new principal of The Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore.
A parishioner of St. John in Westminster, Mr. Brown said he is “very excited” to be able to share his faith with students at the all-boys’ middle/high school.
“I’m very happy to come into the Cardinal Gibbons family,” he said. “I expect good things.”
Mr. Brown said he is exploring the possibility of initiating finance, architecture and/or engineering programs at Cardinal Gibbons – areas he has promoted in Carroll County.
“A lot of young men look at careers in those fields,” he said. “There’s strong interest.”
Enrollment is expected to reach about 440 by September, and Mr. Brown said the school would like to enroll more than 500 in coming years.
In his first year, Mr. Brown is looking at revamping the evaluation tool for teachers at Cardinal Gibbons, and he hopes to offer more professional development opportunities for the faculty. He also will look for ways of encouraging more middle school students to continue their education in the high school, he said.
Mr. Brown served as vice principal of Westminster High School for eight years and he taught one year at a junior high school in Gaithersburg. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from California State Teacher College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in administration from Western Maryland College, Westminster.