SPARKILL, NY (May 8, 2020) The Albertus Magnus High School Board of Trustees has appointed Mr. Joseph M. Tweed as Head of School. After a full year of careful study and planning, the Trustees are instituting the Head of School structure for the high school, a model that relies on a leader that will provide vision and leadership for both internal and external affairs. In this capacity, Mr. Tweed will be responsible for creating and implementing a long-term strategic plan to bring the school into the future. He will oversee the school’s finances, enrollment, development, facilities, academics, and extracurricular life. He will assume his position on July 1, 2020.
“We welcome Mr. Tweed into his new role, confident that the Head of School administrative structure will amplify strong governance and collaborative leadership in support of the school’s excellent administrators, faculty, and academic programs,” said president of the Board of Trustees Sister Margaret Palliser, OP, Dominican Sisters of Sparkill.
Mr. Tweed is currently Regional Superintendent of Schools for the Manhattan Region of the Archdiocese of New York. Since he assumed this position in August of 2018, he has provided a strategic vision for the region’s 22 schools, where he led all principals’ professional development and built teacher capacities of more than 400 faculty. He also set an innovative, data-driven instructional direction and ensured a vibrant Catholic identity and adherence to mission.
Prior to joining the Archdiocese of New York, Mr. Tweed held various teaching and senior administrative positions at educational institutions that include The Faulkner School, Trinity Pawling School, and Ranney School. From 2013 through 2018, Mr. Tweed was President of DePaul Catholic High School.
Carol Conklin-Spillane, Chair of the Albertus Magnus High School Board, said, “The appointment of Mr. Tweed is the result of a long and careful search process. We found in Joe Tweed the highly skilled candidate we sought. He possesses the qualities and experiences required to leverage the school’s many strengths and lead Albertus forward. We are excited to welcome him aboard.”
Mr. Tweed noted, "The Albertus Magnus mission fosters in its students, parents and faculty a deep understanding of the Dominican Pillars of Education: prayer, study, community, and service. I am honored and humbled to join the Albertus Magnus family, and look forward to working with the dedicated faculty, parents, alumni, and community partners to accompany and support the young men and women of Albertus Magnus on their education and faith journey. The Albertus Magnus Family is built on faith and bound for excellence, and I am excited to partner with the Board of Trustees and the School Board of Albertus Magnus to ensure a bright future for generations of Falcons to come."
Mr. Tweed values the time he spends with his wife, daughter and two English bulldogs. His interests include reading, music, lacrosse, golf, and physical fitness.
About the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
As members of a ministerial, apostolic religious congregation, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill embrace Jesus’ invitation to share in his mission. Committed to ministry for justice and reverence for all creation, Sparkill Dominicans live and minister throughout the United States and abroad in Pakistan. The Sisters’ ministries span a variety of fields: education, administration, health care, pastoral care and preaching, social services, senior housing and health, and advocacy for the poor and marginalized. The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill are responsible for founding and staffing numerous schools in the New York and St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan areas as well as in Pakistan. For additional information, please visit www.sparkill.org
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About the Albertus Magnus High School
Albertus Magnus High School was established in 1957 by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. Since that time, over 7,500 young men and women have received a quality education in a school dedicated to Catholic doctrine and values. The school is a Catholic coeducational community of faith in which our future leaders strive for academic excellence, seek Truth, and show respect for the dignity of each person. Along with a rigorous college preparatory program, students participate in dynamic and varied extracurricular activities. For more information visit: www.albertusmagnus.net.