Saint John’s headmaster to leave in 2024

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Saint John’s headmaster to leave in 2024
Students receive their diplomas from Saint John’s Headmaster Alex Zequeira during the graduation ceremony. (Photo/Evan Walsh)

SHREWSBURY – Headmaster of Saint John’s High School Alex Zequeira plans to depart at the end of next school year in June 2024.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the Headmaster of Saint John’s High School for the past seven years,” Zequeira said in a press release.

He praised the commitment of faculty, staff and students and support from families and alumni to create an environment where young men thrive.

“I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together and look forward to the final 13 months of my time at the school continuing to focus on the growth and strategic vision set forth by our community,” he said. “I have no doubt that the future holds even greater achievements for this remarkable institution.”

Prior to joining Saint John’s in 2016, Zequeira served as the president of Nativity School, which he helped found in 2003 serving as principal.

As part of his legacy, the school began new academic programs and spaces, renovated and expanded the campus’ facilities, managed the pandemic, opened the Br. Robert Treanor, CFX Middle School Division and published a strategic plan from 2023 to 2028.

“We are fortunate and grateful to have had and continue to have a leader like Alex with tremendous expertise and an even-larger mission-forward outlook,” said Chair of the Board of Trustees and alumnus Christopher Creed. “Alex’s vision and dedication have propelled Saint John’s High School to new heights.”

Creed praised Zequeira’s passion for educational excellence and steadfast and deep commitment to developing well-rounded young men, which he said had a “profound impact on our students.”

“We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Alex for his outstanding leadership and wish him and his family continued success,” Creed said.

According to the release, the Board of Trustees will begin a nationwide search for a new head of school.

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