Dennis Meehan, a 22-year principal of Bishop Ludden High School in Syracuse, N.Y., has been appointed by Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien as principal of The Seton Keough High School, Baltimore, effective in July. Mr. Meehan, who was chosen by a five-member search committee of experienced educators in the Baltimore area, succeeds Dr. B. Curtis Turner, who will serve as the new principal of St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, after a seven-year tenure at Seton Keough.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to be at Seton Keough particularly because of the great academic, spiritual and extracurricular programs offered at the school,” said Mr. Meehan. “It is a wonderful place for young ladies to learn in a single-gender setting.”
With a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Mary of the Plains College in Kansas and a master’s degree in educational administration from Kansas State University, Mr. Meehan has led his current school in a faith-filled environment, effectively managing all areas of administration, and increasing offerings of advanced placement courses.
Sister Patricia Anne Bossle, D.C., school president, said she is “delighted that Mr. Meehan has accepted this position. What he brings to us is tremendous experience and a very strong academic approach. According to his references, he is a true model of a Catholic leader. They also spoke of his cooperation with parents – that he exercises a true partnership without giving up his obligation of making the final decision. He’s also very skilled and places great importance on staff development.”
Mr. Meehan is active in his home parish and has welcomed local pastors as part of the school’s faith life. Mr. Meehan and his wife, Coleen, are currently house-hunting in Maryland. The couple has five children.
The new Seton Keough principal will be available to meet parents later in the summer.