.;The Bishop Fenwick High School board of trustees recently selected Thomas E. Nunan Jr. to serve as Fenwick’s first president, effective July 1.
Nunan brings 34 years of Catholic school experience and leadership, most recently as the founding head of school at St. Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. There, Nunan was central in creating a vibrant school culture from two existing schools while assembling an exemplary faculty and staff, developing a rigorous and responsive curriculum, and providing myriad for students’ intellectual, personal, moral and spiritual growth.
Prior to St. Joseph’s, Nunan spent 27 years at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham. There, his roles included chair of the theology department; director of the Senior Service Program; director of the New Orleans Service Program; NEASC Self-Study Leader; and a member of various school committees and projects. Nunan also led and mentored students as their soccer, hockey, lacrosse and tennis coach.
Nunan was identified as the new leader after the Fenwick Board commenced a national search to succeed Head of School, Brother Thomas Zoppo.
“Being the school of choice for Catholic, coed, college-prep education on the North Shore, I am honored and privileged to lead Fenwick and its extraordinary people into a bright and dynamic future,” Nunan said.
Nunan received his undergraduate degree in philosophy and Master of Education in religious education from Boston College. Nunan completed the Lynch Leadership Academy and the Emmaus Program, both at Boston College.
“We are very excited about Fenwick’s new chapter, and the many opportunities for achievement we offer our students,” said Dan Dunn, chair of the Fenwick Board of Trustees. “We know that with Mr. Nunan’s leadership, we are poised to elevate Fenwick and St. Mary’s to their next levels of excellence.”
For more information, visit https://www.fenwick.org/about/new-leadership.